The elitism makes me cringe most of all, the witch hunts for the elusive n00b sicken me, as everyone is soon calling everyone else a n00b for simple mistakes like a single spelling error. The only thing that keeps me here is friends and the promise of new features, otherwise i'd have left soon after joining. whee
Just because your 11 year old girlfriend told you you're cool doesn't mean that the majority of you aren't whiny angsty pre-pubesent liberals crying your emo tears over s**t that's pretty obvious to anyone not leaning so far left that they can't walk straight..
I would think they leave for many reasons. A lot probably go because they are too busy or just not interested in being here anymore. Some people reat this site as a game, and don't like it when they are short of gold and items. It does take a lot of time to really get to goals on here. Some people are just not interested in that time.