Dude, why do you choose to suffer so? You and all the other apparent masochists who subject themselves to reading that which they find so offensive.
I believe this is a good question. I continue to read Slashdot because the obtaining of information (news) and the opinions of the few (kdawson) are not the sole reasons for my use of Slashdot.
I find that there is quite the collective of intelligence here. I almost ALWAYS RTFA but never comment. I enjoy reading what other people have written. I'm fairly young - I don't have an all-encompassing world-view; I lack many experiences that life will undoubtedly heap upon me. News is just that...news. Events. Things happen. What makes that news interesting is CONTEXT, which is what many users here at Slashdot offer me. Comments to articles are much more enlightening and provide a much broader learning experience than the article itself in most cases.
So, to simply answer your question..
I don't suffer. It is better to pass through the sorrow so that we may know the good from the bad.
The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is the most likely to be correct. -- William of Occam