I am feeling a bit silly for arguing with a long term TR user such as the OP, but I can speak as a new user. I joined TR in October after trying Zwift and Sufferfest first. While those apps didn’t resonate much with me, TR immediately did. Yearly subscription after a few weeks.
I don’t like social media and all the distractions of other platforms.
I like the nerdy, scientific touch of TR. I can entertain myself as I wish. Also, the technical foundation of the things/apps that I use seem rock solid - I appreciate this. Podcast and forum are all the community that I need.
The only thing I like besides TR right now are real-world video routes for the occasional pseudo-outdoor experience… but I wouldn’t expect this to be part of TR. Keep it lean and make it the best it can be.
Love the calendar btw!