I come to the Finder Forum to discuss topics I care about with people who usually disagree with me or have differing view points. I like to hear other people's opinions. I would like to see more discussion of topics, and less of blatant dismissals with arguments (or one sentence) that have no substance of why they differ in opinion.
I like to read the restaurant reviews but check those at a far less frequency than the Politics, News, and What's On Your Mind threads.
I think this site could be more useful if more people participated in discussion. It seems like there are a handful of users who post frequently but it would make discussions more interesting with more voices I think. On the same note, when a headline from a news source is posted, it doesn't really spark conversation unless there is a specific question asked or an interesting point highlighted. I'm not trying to discredit how things are done now, I'm just trying to offer some advice.