All relevant points. Newer cars are more complex, finance is always available and in a month like this, where the GTA had an MoT, 4 new tyres and a near £500 bill, with Mrs Pat's spider wetting itself on the forecourt and being trailered off to the doctors, even I am thinking "I could have some brand new ultra reliable car for £150 a month".
Facebook has taken a chunk out of traffic on here, but it is a useless resource, IMHO. This may be because I despise it and don't use it properly but I'm farked if I can ever find anything on there. Search FB? Yeah, right!
We have suffered a lot with folks getting banned, falling out, having a set-to about politics/bicycles/voting/speeding fines etc. followed by the inevitable "huff" and exit. We can't undo that once someone has gone. For some it's good riddance, in many cases I miss the variety, the disruption, the change of pace.
Life is change, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. We ebb and flow in our interests, likes and dislikes. Next month might see the launch of the Friends reunited/Bebo/Facebook/WhatsApp of the next few years, it might not.
I have said it before, I'm here because I like the people here, despite never having met most of them (or perhaps because
I haven't) and I am too thick-skinned or lazy to get upset by the very few who I don't.
Enjoy it while it is here