One of the things I particularly liked when I first start reading on here (a good number of years ago) was that there were other folks like me that had a hobby website with adsense or some other similar method for bringing in some money to help pay for the basic costs of the site.
I'm sure there are still a good number of us lurking around, but so often the discussions get overrun by insane I-just-want-to-make-money types.
Not that I mind folks making money - quite the opposite. But the perspectives and approaches to website issues is altogether different if one is primarily interested in doing well in SERPs so that folks can find the information that I provide rather than so they'll click on an ad that happens to be on that same page.
totally random P.S. - I just noticed that I first registered on here 8 years ago yesterday!