I like the forum the way it is, CG!
The most important thing is that we all do our part and not abuse the freedoms we are afforded here; for example, going off-topic is fine, but that doesn’t mean we should be looking for unsuspecting threads simply to derail them. If you notice, I stay out of most threads, so as not to cause any unnatural chaos; however, there are moments/threads that are ripe for the plucking, and that can be a lot of fun, too.
In general, I feel that threads that still have a little tracking in them after some OT will often survive and move on.
Also, threads like “purgatory” are great, and those who dare step into purgatory do so at their own peril!