i can't have my say because i did have certain similar views with laulee over a local arts forum. but at the same time, with the rest too.
even if you try looking at the so called 'professional' forums, the ones who really keep them as the top forums are those few we really call elites. in photography it might not be that obvious but in arts i've seen enough =)
don't you think it's nice and cozy to be with the people at home? no matter the standard?