Fine Art America is the world's most powerful sales and marketing tool for photographers and visual artists.
Simply open an account, upload your images, set your prices for all our available products, and you're instantly in business! FAA provides you with an e-commerce website, fulfills your orders for you, and sends you your profits each month.
I personally enjoy looking at images posted in the forum and find a lot of the other discussions pretty boring. It doesn't seem that difficult to identify an image thread and avoid it if you don't like them. Besides, they seem to generate a lot of views and comments for images I post in them so someone is enjoying them.
I totally agree with Jenny, everybody registers here and put their work up and then they are talking about nothing but selling. I go a lot to restaurants and people there don't want to do nothing but eat. horrible:)
Just like anything else, stay out of the discussions you don't like and participate in the ones you do. If there's a subject you feel should be discussed, start up a discussion. Either that, or you have the option to start your own POD site.