As much shit as I give 4chan, yes, other forums are just ridiculously horrible. It's a joke.
Still, I like it here. Lurked for a year or so in what... 2004? In all honesty I didn't visit /b/ much because, while lulz, I was a pussy. Some shit didn't pique my interests as much as /m/, /v/, or /a/.
Sad, really. I have no idea how much 'better' /b/ supposedly was. You know it's bad when you get most of your 4chan lulz from a shithole like /v/ of all places.