I prefer OT to be an occasional thing, it peters out when it stays open too long.
But the above is a great excuse to keep it extended a while longer!
I agree with you!! After awhile, the questions/threads either get repetitive, argumentative, or start morphing into "What's Your Favorite Color?" kind of things. I like it as as occasional thing, but do enjoy it when horrendous weather is predicted somewhere so folks can keep in touch