Yeah, it's been fun reading the threads and occasionally putting in my $.02. The lineups I've been out in have been very chill as well. The "How I built my first board" thread was so cool. I've done some big repairs but don't know if I'd take that on. Cool to read about though.
I honestly didn't notice, I don't get on much in the summer because it's flat as **** most of the time, no sense in checking. Seems like it doesn't matter what time of year it is, there's always that small amount of bull**** that's present. There's just a LOT less in the winter.
I like to think if you as obsessed with surfing as most of us are, checking this site 5 times a day for swell outlooks is nothing out of the ordinary. Hence that is why they are kooks, they are the lucky ones. It is not liquid heroin to them as it is to us.