I also frequent the DIS. However, I have very little interest in trip planning, even though I try to be as helpful as I can, and the off topics are frequently completely off topic. I'm okay with that, no problem there. I like MC because there's always new stuff going on and it's all about the parks. I think both have their place and like them both.
I lurk at all DL forums. I joined here b/c it was the best way to do research, and this forum has a better track record than others. I am a bonafide rumor chaser when it comes to DLR... I suppose it has become kind of a Hobby??? Either way, if I see it elsewhere, I check here. If I see that there is a certain % of possiblity to a rumor based on what ppl post here, I then move forward.
I joined TPR too, but that's b/c I am a huge themepark nut and I <3 Robb's coaster vids.
I read the DISboard, but only belong/post here. To me DISboard is like sitting in the dining room eating a formal meal & conversing with my best manners. Micechat is like hanging out with friends in the den, feet up, snacking & 'quaffing' a cold libation.
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
I've never been to any other board before. I joined here last year around the time of the gumball rally because my BFF found it. And I've been here ever since. First thing I did when I got my iPhone was to add a link to my screen to MC. lol. I tend to lurk more than post but I LOVE all the information and knowledge on this board!
I do appreciate me some Theme Park Review, but MiceChat overall for Disneyland content (and Knott's too) has the best mix of casual and obscure material plus friendly tone. Not all one thing (like trip planning, for example) overwhelming the boards. Very good resource.