Not sure why we can't discuss this without the insinuations though.
As far as I understand, everything here is voluntary, rep board, discussion boards, posts, everything, even the proposed discussion format.
Who are we to judge who has fun doing what? Isn't it supposed to be fun, not a second job, not a world changing experience of sorts?
If people want to have a serious discussion, let them. (that goes for those opposed to the idea)
If people want to just read, let them.
If people want to rep all day, let them.
If people want to play games, let them.
Doesn't cost us any extra.
Do we win nailing those we disagree with to the wall, and if so, what is it that we win?
Or is it rather that we lose a piece of ourselves doing so?