You have clearly exposed yourself as one of the many PF-ers mainly concerend about thinking up clever repartees.
I wouldn't say "mainly" but why not enjoy words rather than treat them like potatoes? And since when does repartee have a plural?
Myself I prefer a serious, bread & butter discussion
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz huh? What? sorry dozed off a second there.
some on here are always taking it off-topic or trying to turn everything into a joke or name-calling spree.
Normal forums aren't as crazy about keeping everything "on topic" all the time. And I hardly ever go on name calling sprees, I occasionally might go on a name-calling rampage or junket, but never a spree, that is just sooooooo gauche.