I was quite happy that I could vote for all the choices.
Even though lately I am personally not very active on forums in general anymore, some of which have been shut down unfortunately, The Room is a place where kindred spirits can share their thoughts about any kind of band, not only Arena.
That what makes it such a great place, seriously.
I hardly ever visit the Arena site for news, I tend to read the news on sides like DPRP or Progwereld and such.
And indeed, forums are for the community, the fans though it has shifted more and more to FB in the last few years.
Because FB can and is used as a global kind of forum, you have to cut your way through various groups which, especially when you are a member of a rather large amount of groups, makes it a bit more chaotic.
It's understandable that Clive and co. uses FB a lot more for updates, simply because you can reach a lot more people through FB than through forums.