honestly I'm surprised I still visit the forums almost daily. I used to stay away from the Cafe. I was a big Maine fan, had season tickets as soon as I finished grad school and couldn't get free tickets anymore. I went to frozen fours and regions. I'd travel to some away games. During that time I would read most of the threads related to Hockey East teams, follow score updates, etc. Eventually I moved further away and had a kid and life got busy so I started splitting my tickets with a co-worker. Then after many years into Maine's slide into bottom-dweller status, we both kind of got sick of making the drive every weekend and we decided to give up the tickets. I only casually follow the team now and for a while wasn't checking the forums all that often. Then for some reason I started visiting the Cafe more, and pretty soon it became a daily thing.
I'm pretty sick of facebook, and really the only reason I'm still on it is because there are a few companies and adventure athletes I like to get updates from (thinking about switching to Twitter for that). I find the discussions on the Cafe much more interesting than anything I see on Facebook.