Well JuneBug: Being a new member it would be both unfair and unkind of me to accuse any member of being a snob or in a clique. Besides, I don't personally know anyone on this site, and haven't been given that impression.
Usually, I only have time to read and respond to a few posts. Moreover, the topics and discussions seem to be geared toward politics, a subject that I rarely discuss publicly. Politics to me is like religion: personal and not up for debate. However, I enjoy reading the views of others.