Hey You calling me a geek, Mccallie?:)
We have some whose presence would help if they visited more often but there is real life. I don't believe anyone here is more scary smart than many others, which would have included Yardley when he used to post - all you have to do is look at the professions represented to realize those folks ain't stupid. I personally read Julie R & the syrup guy for their very sensible posts, realizing they live on the East Coast so don't have a lot of role models for their line of thinking, which makes their posts all the more outstanding.
This place is like a FT, even if your game is above standard someone will have the background to "wipe your eye". For the individual who is used to being the smartest person in the room & desires that title, it's not available on this forum with all the talented folks. Some people leave because they can't stand that level of competition or go into the personal mode as their schtick don't work here :).
You know, there are 2 sides to every thing and just because you don't like it doesn't make it wrong.
It's like picking a fight, getting your BUTT kicked then whining about getting picked on.
My heart bleeds for you.
Put your big boy pants on.
Now, maybe some lefty can respond with an insult about my wife.