I only came to fandom (as a community thing) about a year ago. I knew that it existed long before that. I had occassionally read fanfic on the 'net before but hadn't been too thrilled about the general quality, and a short time on an EFC mailing list was enough for me. YTDaW was the first time I used a board for fanish stuff. Fandom was good in some ways. Without it, I would never have met you guys. But a lot of that other fandom stuff? No, not for me.
If someone wants to unfriend me because they read this for fandom, go ahead, I don't mind.