I haven't logged into HN or Lobste.rs since I rebuilt my laptop. I have to say, the experience (on HN especially) is much better as it drastically cuts down my time spent. The SNR on Lobste.rs is far higher and there are times I want to comment but I'm also finding it better there too. Maybe lurking is more efficient than shouting into the void after all.
The irony of tooting this is not lost on me either.