It gives me an area of my life that I have complete control over. No money problems. No one forcing me what to do. It's a controlled environment.. I can make all the settings fit to my preferences.
It launches me out of the (comfortable) monotony of my life into a social arena with characters of all shapes and sizes. It's like a free candy shop for someone that can't afford sweets.
I've met lots of friends here. People I actually care about and have an interest in that goes beyond the superficial hey hi hello's that usually dominate my life in regard to having friends.
It's fresh and new and there's always something going on. It's like an intellectually stimulating and diverse PerezHilton.com (Sorry Haight, I'm sure PH is the last thing you want this site to be compared to.)