I’ve learned a lot on this forum, especially about Eastern Catholicism. Enough that I’ve been able to teach my brother, who is in the seminary, about the topic with confidence. (Note: the forum didnt spell out all I needed to learn about the topic, but rather sparked my interest enough to research it on my own) The history, organization and evolution of the Church has always been of interest to me. I’ve also learned a lot about the EF.
My faith waivers daily, this forum could be bad for someone who’s not emotionally mature enough to handle snarky and overly legalistic responses or criticism. I am admittedly a lukewarm Catholic. Thankfully I have pretty thick skin.
In short, this forum hasn’t made be a better practicing Catholic, but it has made me a more informed Catholic.