||It's an observation which you are free to debate. They say K5 is home to mental masturbators (and therefore that Adequacy is not?!) I say no, it's the very nature of weblogs -- the ability to spew out ideas into a public forum -- is what makes them popular.
Given that they are equivalent in that respect, the only real qualitative difference I can see between the sites' users is the lack of sincerity here. So all the original K5 criticism really boils down to is that "they are too earnest", which stinks of empty cynicism. Or maybe "they are not cool", which stinks of elitism. I was under the impression that Adequacy was "News for Grownups", not a "News for Left-Over 20th Century L33t Cynics".
But as I said before, the difference in subject matter and focus is somewhat appealing, so I might drop by once in a while.
P.S., why did you boldface "century"?
When push comes to shovin,
I'd rather make some lovin.