You know, I've been on and off this list since 1993; I've learnt a lot and met a lot of interesting people here. But it's seriously deteriorated in the last year or two and in the last few weeks it's become clear to me that this is no longer anything like the list I first joined and I don't hold out much hope of improvement; whereas I used to read everything that came through, today I find myself deleting 90+% after the first line or two, if not on sight. The occasional thread is of interest, but mostly the list just clutters up my mailbox.
So, anyway, dumping ExI's implicit libertarian stance in favor of bland acceptance of any political viewpoint may have brought in more people, but as a (small-l) libertarian, it's been a major loss to me. I hope that decision proves to be worthwhile.
I'll check the archives now and again to see if anything improves... but now I don't expect to be back for a long time, if ever.