I'm curious, and I'd be very much interested to hear from as many of you as possible. The more perspectives the better. I guess I'd like to know what your initial draw to the social aspect of Giant Bomb was, and then, if you've stuck around for a while, why you've made that choice.
Why do you browse these forums looking to interact with others? Why are you reading (and potentially commenting on) this thread? If you were to really consider it for a moment, to what would you attribute your motivation?
For me, I think part of it (perhaps a lot of it) is getting some sense of acknowledgement of my thoughts. I'm someone who has a hard time communicating in person, and so being able to do so in a more passive environment is often times the only situation in which I get to really have conversations about certain things I'm thinking about.
Perhaps some of you share a similar motivation. Or perhaps yours is something completely different. Perhaps you have several equally significant motivations. In any case, I'd be interested to know.