No one is pissed off.
At least I don't think so. Maybe I don't know the whole story.
I don't mind threads going off topic. I notice that some forums have a thread that is just used for basic chit chat with some tennis thrown in from time to time. That might be an idea here.
It's nice of you to say that everyone is welcome to join in. I never felt excluded, but I'm not really in the flow of what you are talking about, so I don't join.
I think that you all are good additions to the place, and really appreciate Lucidd's offers of her talents to people.