EJ is dead? That's sad.
But yes, EJ used to be for theorycrafters, ie "elitists" (thus the name). And they were heavily policed, unless you were contributing some actual theorycrafting with decent insights you shouldn't be posting there!
MMO champ or the official forums might be better if you just want casual discussion of the game. Also sites like Noxxic give you a really quick breakdown of the important pieces of info - it's not 100% accurate but it's mostly fine if you don't want to trawl through theorycrafting threads.