I tangle with people on a regular basis. It's my nature, my personality. And sure, sometimes I do it to put people in their places, but for the most part, it's just because I don't want anyone...even the adversaries...to believe things that aren't true.
Now, don't get me wrong...that's not a claim of "I'm always right, and if someone disagrees with me, they're wrong." Not at all. There's genuine differences of opinion by earnest people about what course to take, and what's really true.
But a lot of things ARE knowable, and a lot of things aren't (currently) knowable, and weeding through the can be a little daunting sometimes.
That said...I do grow fond of regulars, and miss people when they disappear, for one reason or another.
I miss Beau, for instance, quite a bit, and I know I probably won't see him again for a very long time, and certainly not in this realm.
Hell, if jaydogrules disappeared, I'd wonder where he'd gotten to. I might not MISS him, per se, but I'd still wonder what happened.