In large measure I would have to agree! BUT where else do you see a community like PM? I have looked and I haven't foundone. If we branch it off and make some rules for it - like say no SORW on the Front Page, no anonymous sign-in the user must be a registered Monk, even limit the archive life of SPRW questions - make it a side room in the cloisters if you will. Would it make all that much difference to have one more choice in the navigation block?
I know this one will be contentious. And maybe keeping the monastery pure would be a better way. But the suggestion is out there now, as I am sure it has been before and will be again, so let's at least see where it goes.
I understand your concern about integrating Usenet into the monastery and I did not make myself clear originally that I would never advocate that. If something like this were to be done it would get my support if it were limited, controlled and hidden away in the corner where the inferior grade coffee is served!