OK, well lets start here shall we?
Here's a suprise, I was addicted to JWD until I met the posters in the flesh, JWD was never the same after my first apostfest. Obviously not completely, or I wouldnit have stayed 10 years. But actually, when you just get back from an apostfest, this place is back to being a TV screen again. Sad but true.
Several apost fests went by and there were many UKers who left here, and I miss them all. It's weird because as you grow up as a JW and change congregations, you actually loose friends without realising it. On the other hand when you are DF, you loose them all at once, but after a few years, there are many of them you wouldn't know any way. If you lament the loss of one friend, well their work may have moved, and you stay pen pals for a year and it dwindles. (in my experience anyway). And thus it is on JWD. I've met good friends on here, and I am the worlds worst letter writer, but I do stop, sit back and think of those friends, the ones on here, the ones from various apostfests and the ones I came over to meet in America.