I joined back when I first got my Capri 14.2. Being honest now, I found the site to not really apply to much of what I do (which is lake sail). My boat was smaller than most of the topics here convey, and generally do not apply to me.
However, things change, and I've upgraded. I still sail inland lakes, but my boat is bigger, yet still not nearly as big as most of what is sailed by "active" members.
But then, I have sailed, and crewed on sailboats my whole life from 11 foot to 41 feet. Spent years on the Chessie, and Barnegat, so I have some experience to offer.
Honestly I was, initially, just getting my feet wet. This is why there was such a large span between postings by me. Lets hope my experience is indicative of a trend. Maybe we'll see a lot of these folks more often as they get 2FootItius and wanna upgrade!
I find most of the "active members" extremely helpful.