There is nothing quite like spending time with people who share the same beliefs and values as you do. Granted, there are some righht twerps out there who love seeing others suffer, believe me when I say I have encountered many - both in real life and online. But I have also met some really lovely fellow witches/pagans, both in real life and via the many forums, online groups, Facebook and twitter.
There is something really special about spending time - in whatever capacity - with like minded others, our kin. They really can and do bring us great joy.