Has the forum changed you?
For me there have been numerous people I have fought with, sometimes viciously. In fact, I still disagree with some people quite strongly, but in exchanging posts with them, I realize that we will all not agree. Disagreement is a spice, not a vice.
As long as we all attempt to listen and not blindly defend our preconceived ideas, this forum is a useful tool.
I want to personally give kudos to Protak, an acquired taste for me. I will still disagree with him on certain subjects, but now I can appreciate the man he is and what he stands for. I guess this same logic explains why he and Dilly Bean are friends.