Stories, poems, and other cool stuff aside, it's pretty much the only place on teh internetz where you can have something approximating a real conversation. I blame it on the fact that for us writing is pretty much the same thing as talking. It's like we're, you know, comfortable communicating without sound or pictures. But here's the best part. You can talk and talk as much as you want and nobody can interrupt you. Sure, they can call you stupid as much as they want, but at least you can ensure they hear you out before they do it. It's like the power of filibuster has been passed on down to the people, except it's been stripped of its crippling, time-consuming nature. And you know what else is cool? If you get it wrong, you can go back and unsay it, as long as you haven't said it yet of course. But you can go back and change it as many times as you want until you look like a friggen genius! Gone are the days when people think you're stupid because you can't think on your feet.