I've been with Forums for a while since being in China.
When I first joined EF and began to participate in the Forums I have to admit I thought people were a little rude (please let me finish the thought) as I posted a couple of new threads asking for help and one of them no one made a comment on, and the other one, I kind of got snipped at.
It took me about a day or two of trolling to learn that it threads that are made are usually buried quite quickly just because of the amount of people posting at the same time.
But the snipped at... well that one took a little longer to overcome.
I stuck with the Forums because I love Forums. And because I had just started working with Jenn for the EdenAmbassador program and wanted to spread my wings into a new community. I am really glad I did stick it out.
Slowly I realised, that EF is a pretty decent place to be. And I am glad that I became more of an active participant.