One of the pluses is that I now have a way to get and keep in touch with some people that I had no easy way to contact before. Either we don't travel in the same circles online as far as forums or other sites go or there were just other barriers to easy communication. I'm also wondering if this will make group planning easier for events like origins or gencon when everyone who needs to provide input is in one place. I guess we'll see how it goes.
At the moment, the best and most frustrating part on the site is this little dnd application where you get a character and then try to level it up like a mini rpg. It's pretty spiffy, but it's also driving me up the wall because I keep getting my ass handed to me and 'dying'. It's called Tiny Adventures and if you decide to give it a whirl, definitely add me as a friend. I demand buffs and healing.