I think Kelly hit a spot with me too: people watching is great. I also use the forums to test my knowledge and my training as an aikidoka. In class we ask kohei what kind of aikidoka s/he wants to be, because of my firm belief in training that aikido does not stop when they drive off the parking lot.
This is a fun (and usually) safe place to test myself. I learn from the experiences of others (which makes me dangerous!
) and see what flies in the real world.
Besides, isn't it just fun to B.S. sometimes?