Whenever I post a substantial reply more than a couple of paragraphs long, one of these two things happens.
The thread dies right there (my reply becomes the last post on it).
People ignore my post and continue posting their `OMG IT'S SO KOOL' or `I LIKE IT THIS WAY' type of simplistic replies.
Once in a while, if I'm lucky, someone posts a substantial follow-up on my reply; then his/her post suffers the same fate as above.
Think I just did it again today... It's both amusing and sad to watch. XD