I realised today that I actually first came to TWP through HNQ (Hot Network Questions list, on the right hand side of the StackExchange pages) while waiting for an answer to a question on Stack Overflow, same with my other sites like Bicycles.
I haven't joined a single site except SO independently. I'm wondering how many of us did the same since some people are saying it's broken, has no value, and we should opt out.
If some of us got here originally through HNQ, then it does have value. If it generates traffic, it has value, if it entertains, that is also value.