I've been having some tough times in my life as of late... these very reasons are why I left the board a while ago.
But I've recently realized that this board is filled with great people, and acts as my escape from the pangs of the real world. Forum-drama or not, this is a great place to come, kick up your feet, and forget about what's going on just over your shoulder.
So, thanks to everyone who has stuck around, to make everyone's lives a little more entertaining.
I'm glad I returned. Ignornace is bliss.