Couldn't agree more with the sentiment that it makes it really hard to talk to the "average OSU fan" armed with all the knowledge we get here (FOR FREE!!).
But I think that just forces you to tailor the conversation to the knowledge level of the fan you are talking to. A perfect example is my father in law - very superficial fan, watches the games, knows nothing more than the current headlines, doesn't follow recruiting at all, doesn't necessarily understand many of the nuances of the game, etc, but I still have OSU conversations with him because I know he is making an effort to talk about something I really enjoy and I totally appreciate that. And it scores me points with my wife, which is always a plus.
And - when you do get to have a conversation with a fan who is your "OSU knowledge equal" how amazing is that? Reading 11W religiously means you are always going to be the smartest guy in the room.