I've been a Stack Overflow user from since a few months of its launch, and have seen a lot of changes. This is more a complaint you are likely to hear from newbies, but even to me it hardly seems to be worth participating anymore.
So today a low rep (~1000) asks a question but gives it an improper tag. A 100+K rep user complains but does not remove the tag, which I am able to do with my mere 7K rep.
BTW how much time do you have to spend at work on Stack Overflow to get over 100K rep? Speaking of such users, when I matter-of-factly commented that with my significantly lower level of rep I was able to remove the tag, I got a snarky comment from a different 100+K rep user.
Furthermore, the issue in the question was caused by a typographical error, so I voted to close it, but people answered it nonetheless. So I had to waste rep down-voting answers that never should have seen the light of day.
I'm only participating anymore to get the "gold" (top) level "Socratic" badge awarded for 100 good questions, I'm over 90% of the way. By the way, I ask about 2/3 as many questions as I answer, I also don't understand users who do nothing but answer.
If you don't have questions about programming, you're doing it wrong.