As for my journal...I've had it since August of 2004. It started out as a therapeutic tool (reference that "I've been through a lot in this life" bit) and now has become more of a family. My friends list is amazing and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to represent them and all users on the advisory board. I post regularly and got my permanent account as soon as they were available to me and have never once looked back or regretted it. I also own and moderate several communities here on lj so I also know how to manage community life as well as regular daily journal life.
I think LiveJournal is a great place to make friends and come together as a community. I'm passionate about keeping it that way.
Thank you for your time and consideration.