I’ve been gone awhile and hence not quite the active participant in this board; upon returning I’ve found that the feel of the community (for lack of a better term) is a bit different, and I’m not too sure I care for it so much.
Now, normally I would assume that hey, 3 years of experiences will change anyone’s outlook on anything, but I can distinctly recall when I first noticed this particular feel seeping into the board, which would be about the same time I became disgusted with the media and consequently any sort of pop culture medium. Unfortunately, that particular time would be around early fall 2001.
I suppose the purpose of this post is to ask the older folk: is this just another phase of easing into my mid-20’s, or has the SDMB truly become the changed environment that I percieve? No flames, please: I’ve started this discussion out of curiousity, not malice.