Earl Cat, Burning Sands
Non URM here, but I can show the LOVE for the BLSD!
I think the problem you are seeing (not just on BLSD, but on the entire site) may relate to a sense of generalized anxiety in terms of the legal field's saturation and the economy. You know, those tacit "Will I measure up?" type questions.
Also, there are not enough cheerleaders, like Thane Messinger, posting. There are plenty of anal sphincters, naysayers, and general twits. Any meaningful discussion goes two ways. Oftentimes, when a sincere question is asked by a relative newbie (especially 0Ls), they are lambasted.
That doesn't exactly spread the love. Just my .02