I first joined Eworld a few months ago when the whole Gleemax fiasco started to rear its ugly head, and disgusted with the entire spate of events, started looking for another forum to while away my waking hours at. That was when I thought I would try Enworld.
I am not sure if it was because I had spent too much time at gleemax (close to 5 years, now that I think about it) and become too used to the CO board style of replying, that I found myself in for a rather rude culture shock. As mentioned in another thread, pointing out that another poster's point is pretty much a houserule will get you slapped with a warning. Optimization is apparently some sort of taboo, and uttered with the same disdain normally reserved for munchkins.
If you so much as query over a possible abuse of a certain ability by citing RAW, they will start descending on you like a horde of avenging angels and admonishing you for even thinking of trying to abuse the rules. RAI gets thrown around like nobody's business, and is used frequently to justify any reply. Example - "It is clear that the designer's intent was XXX, so from a RAI perspective, we ought to do YYY", and expecting us to just take it at face value without questioning the veracity of their statements.
No joking, it is like the anti-thesis of the BG forums...
Still, it is interesting enough that I still pop back from time to time.
So what about the rest of you? What are your thoughts and opinions about Enworld?