RicAgu, as a regular here I couldn't agree with you more in the spirit of your post, if not in, perhaps, your spirited-ness.
What's extraordinary about this forum is the high level of civility and decorum observed by the ADULTS here. No one here enforces thought conformity, and sparks do fly; but for the most we conduct ourselves with civility, wit, and grace. People here seem to value the well-turned phrase or the sly riposte (when called for), and rarely feel the need to "[curse] or make a slightly off color joke" to get a point across; nor to invite anyone to "Get the $%#@ out of hear [sic]". Prevailing attitude here is that profanity is the crutch of those who can't be bothered to find the right word for the job. Sounds quaint, I know, but in an otherwise coarsening world, that's how it's done here, as you'll see as you settle in.
Just my 2 cents' worth, and I'm sure I speak on behalf of others here in extending a welcome.