Let's liken the various Manly sites to Radio Stations. It will provide a very good perspective on the various "demographics" of the sites. MSE is 2Day FM - Home of cheap gimmicky games and mushy, slushy music. There is very little thought required. Just a whole lot of angst ridden teenagers singing pretty love songs and a Hot 30 Countdown every night. News bulletins focus on the latest celebrity gossip. You can listen to it all day and not learn one thing new about the world or find anything to challenge one brain cell. Feelgood, populist crap. OEE is Triple M: There's a slightly harder edge to the music but the playlist is strictly controlled and it's basically a selection of the non-electronic mush that has populated the Top 40 over the past three decades. U2 and Coldplay are considered cutting edge and frequenters of this site wear their "alternate" spurs with pride, but its corporatised, marketed, packaged alternativism for people who want to be different without giving the "how" of the task too much time or attention. You may find one gem of humour or news in an entire day of listening. AE is Triple J: Quite a bit of the content is nauseating as the intention is to be as anti-commercial as possible. So there's nothing comfortable about the place and in some respects it has a tendency to take itself too seriously. There is a hard-bitten cynical edge and a desire to double guess everything (eg the only reason Vince Sorrenti is on the Footy Show is for cross promotion purposes. And only OEE and MSE people would find him funny). There is a good degree of elitism evident too. A sneering disdain for the unwashed herd. However, a lot of the time there is an enquiring edge to the discussion, a willingness to debate and argue vigorously and an awful lot of knowledge and intelligence on display. In summary, the former two are the home of populism and short sighted sentiment. The latter is a hard-edged, cynical hot bed of intrigue and debate. Not the cup of tea for most, but I wouldn't have it any other way.