Complaints can turn into chit-chat easily, as you all see from this thread alone. Another thing is that the member's lounge is fairly new. There used to be 3 main discussion forums; The Alley, Feelings, and Philosophy 101. The latter two were for in-depth and deep conversation, so The Alley was the place for the chit-chat. Old habits die hard, ya know! It just takes some getting used to.
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli