Coming a little late to this topic as I only just noticed that the pc section is about more than just council business. About the only thing I don't get out of the forum is ease of searching. The search function for some reason has never been very helpful to me.
Everyone has pretty much said everything already...so of course I'm going to say more... : -)
COMMUNITY!!! Non-judgemental. Supportive.
Every once in a while someone new comes on the forum and asks a really broad, not very well thought out question. I roll my eyes and think..."Go to the library!" And then, invariably, within a short period of time, at least a couple of members answer with thoughtful, encouraging posts and I am humbled once again by the generousity of this group of people.