Longboarding: thoughts and opinions?

I ride two longboards, of which I don’t have pictures of right now, for different purposes. I have a drop-through Arbor Cypher that is perfect for sliding and downhill and a Sector 9 Burt pintail that is amazing for carving, and hopefully will turn into dancing. So, this is why I ask your opinion:

Reading random articles on the internet, there is a bunch of mixed thoughts about it. Don’t do it because reason A, B, and C, or there is do it because reason A, B, and C. So, what are your thoughts on longboarding/longboarders?