I come here for news and to hear the opinions on various current events of people who often have more knowledge and better insights into different topics than I have.
I have learned more than I can say from posters here, though I think the quality of discourse has degraded over the years. If I was part of that I apologize.
But I have never liked the political gamesmanship during the primaries.
It depends. Sometimes I like a good flame war, and have even been an enthusiastic participant from time to time, tweaking such luminaries as Howlin and nopardons.
I get bored with the repetition during election season, but one can pretty quickly learn which posters specialize in repetition, making the skim through for "signal" over noise speedy enough.
I began lurking in 1997 and signed on in 1998. The discourse reflects the politics around the country. People are beyond upset about what has happened in our government!