Community can't survive consumption-only
I'm a PL;HR* person: I like LJ and DW. I have appreciated so much that I've read and seen and learned here. I really like the longer-form capacity and ability to connect multiple images and web-references in one discussion.
I like it that LJ is producerist rather than consumerist. I like it in itself, and I like it instrumentally. And I think that in the United States, where I live, we've been seduced into forgetting that we are makers (and unmakers)-- and even suckered into the shoddiness of gimcrack judgmentalism.
*Proportionately long; happily read.