I've been a member since 2006. I like it there. Sure there's bitchiness, but like BullyT said, no worse than what went on here recently.
I said some dumb stuff in the past and got lots of **** flung at me for it, but I'm glad I stuck around. I've learned ****loads about dogs and, believe it or not, photography too.
If you are thinking of joining perhaps lurk for a while and get a feel for the place