Positive in a learning capacity. Positive in meeting some great people capacity. The only thing I think is negative are the "Does he like me" and "What is Justin Bieber's phone number", or "Am I pretty" kind of questions. (I say as I roll my eyes)
Positive: I have meet some truly awesome people here at ASK. We've laughed and had some amazing chats. Just when you think you've heard everything, that one eye opening question comes across for you to answer. Negative: I'm sleep deprived from trying to stay awake, having to much fun for sleep, lol, love it.
Saw this Q a while ago... But I've been kind of forming my answer... I'd like to say yes. I think from being on here and learning a lot of people's situations and being grateful for what I have has made me mature some. I think being able to share my own experiences has been beneficial. And not to mention all the great people I've met and grown close to. But there have also been quite a few negatives. Ask tends to stress me out. And sometimes I become easily worried about members on here, even though I've never even met them. Also, you have to learn quickly who you're able to trust and to what extent. All in all, I don't regret joining, but I regret letting it take up so much of my life.
(I'm sorry.... I really need to learn to make my answers shorter..)