Frank, I quite agree. I've not been asked to join either, probably because I'm chatty and ramble most of the time. Used to have a razor sharp wit and a tongue to match, but after 4 years of wiping bums and noses, my brain is going soft, and to my shame I know the schedule of most of the programmes on Cbeebies. I'm sticking with the GW gang, because they're knowlegeable, kind (Mostly), and generally will bear with me whilst I ramble, and will have a laugh with/at me (one of the reasons why I've not posted an avatar is because I look like Worzel Gummage on a good day).
There are lots of posters on here whom I'd miss very much, Palaisglide, Verdun, Brumbull, Blackest, Dove, FloBear, Fairygirl and Gardening Grandma are the ones who spring to mind. The ones who offer advice in the gentlest way, who will tell you if you're doing something daft, but not be rude about it (we've all done daft things - a drinking competion at Uni with most of the rugby team springs to mind - I'd just spent the summer working in a city-centre bar and very NEARLY won). There are other posters who are just as valued (but maybe haven't posted lately, so I've forgotten them temporarily), these are the usual suspects that when reply to a thread, I jump on it expected to be entertained or enlightened, regularly both at once.
I just needed to vent about people being cliquey, Hellfire, I get enough of that at the school gates, because I only moved into the village when I married my Husband, and haven't lived here all my life (most folks have, it's one of the posher mining villages). Life's too short for such petty squabbles, and rather than move out there's the option of the 'ignore' button. I reserve that only for trolls, as someone will have a wildly different opinion than me - that's just what it is, opinion, both equally valid, none necessarily 'right'. I like a good discussion, if it's heated, fair enough, petty bickering and sqabbling I have no time for. I have enough at home separating small girl from small boy's lego, or small boy from small girl's stacking blocks.