Being a female I was surprised to find out how much I enjoy this site. So from a from a woman's perspective I visit for a few reasons.
First- OSO has made the world of OS boating a smaller and more personalized place. I can enjoy and become familiar with places I may never get to, I have enjoyed stories and seen pictures of parties at LOTO and Havasu, poker runs around the country and even a few from the Mediterranean.
Second- New Friendships, I believe that no matter where Ian could take our boat, we would be met by a fellow OSO member that would show us around. We have already met a lot of good people through COPs, and plan to attend the NYC poker run and meet more OSO's.
Third - This one will probably not be mentioned.
OSO has been good for our Marriage! About a year ago I was clueless to the existence of this site. We had just sold our old Scarab, I was ecstatic, & hoping to be performance boat free for a yr. or two. Little did I know that my husband had been spending hours on OSO searching for our next boat. Little by little he would share some of the threads with me, before long I began to get caught up in stories of people I had never met. Eventually the inevitable happened, he found our boat, I bought my own membership, and due largely to OSO I was excited and could hardly wait for summer. While Ian has gotten valuable tips from the tech site, & has bought and sold parts, we both enjoy the general threads. We are lucky we can both browse the site at work, because now in the evening instead of fighting over the TV remote, we argue over control of the mouse. Corny or not OSO has definitely rekindled my passion for OS boating, and that is a good thing for our marriage.