Well I hope you do. message boards like John's have lost many people due to other venues like facebook. It takes time to write a meaning full reply, people want to write 5 words, and they are done on facebook. . The big advantage to this kind of thing is the archive saved, and each topic continues. You can still find posts from the beginning and reopen them, update, etc. With facebook they just scroll down and are lost after a day. Even know i'm on facebook everyday too, its different, more friends sharing daily routines. And people do it on their cell phones now. You will not find daily pictures of dinner, take a picture and post it on facebook, or "I just sneezed 7 times in church", or "just had a red light, and spilled my coffee on my homework" We are different, I think much more serious and deeper subject matter.
Anyway, I would love to see as many as possible start posting here and many of our old timers come back. We have all become friends in these debates. Hope your time away has been good, and life is going well.