After a few months of off and on interaction with Cake, I had a few thoughts (and I bet others do as well).
1) The quality of content/ conversation is high. That probably owes to the hand-picked nature of who is here, but it's great to have respectful discussions with people of diverse viewpoints. The format works well for it. Maintaining it will be a trick, but so was beginning it.
2) I don't visit super often. I've thought about why that is, and I think it is because it is too hard to pick up where I left off. I can't see if anyone responded to a post I wrote, I have to scroll around to find conversations that I was participating in, and so the experience is more rewarding to just show up, see what others are saying, and leave, rather than contributing at a more meaningful level. This isn't super motivating to me, where getting in a proper discussion might be.
3) I like the limitations imposed by one picture per post. I like the overall clean and clear design. I like the equality that everyone has in participating. All of those basics are important and good to me.
What do others think?