It does sounds creepy but at the same time, I look at it as a way of learning. That is how I will use it.
There are some VERY experienced BYC members that are VERY knowledgeable about different things and if they are saying anything, I want to hear about it in hopes I can learn from them.
There is also an excellent cook/baker in the recipe section and I love everything that she cooks and bakes. And she posts pics of her work and recipes. I get a lot of ideas from her and I can drool at her dishes, especially her homemade bread. So if she is posting in the recipe thread, I'm right behind her because I want to see what the "Meal or Dish or Bread Of The Day Is". It's almost like watching the Food Network on TV.
There are also a few BYC members who know a lot about diseases, illnesses, medication, etc and I also am able to learn from them in the event I have a animal that has a certain disease, I will know what to do and I won't have to do an "extensive" search in the event I have to find that particular thread.
I'm not sure why others use it but that is why I will use it.