If LL was essentially "here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography" I wouldn't be here.
Snap; me too! But that might make one or two folks perfectly happy.
In my view, the real value of this site is in the very variety of poster and pictures that it publishes. Were it to turn into a one-dimensional 'club' with all that that implies, I'd switch off right now. You can even get bored with too much sex; what chance some staple diet of nothing but more ARATs?
If you rule out the people contributing to the MF and Pro sections, you remove the very people from whom the amateur has so much he can learn. Photography doesn't mean that it has to be only one genre or another.
People can learn a lot from different photographic discipline, unless they are terminally anal. And insofar as I can discover, the cross-fertilization here is very good indeed. Anyone wishing to start zones for 'portraits', for example, has nobody prohibiting him from so doing - go ahead and create a thread. On anything that's decent.
Anyone wanting to pig out on pure landscape has several threads devoted to nothing else; why not use them, or is it all about exclusion
and would that make you feel better about yourself if it is?
From a commercial point of view, I’d imagine that the wider the client base, the more interesting the site to prospective business backers…
But it ain’t mine, so we shall see what we shall see.