because we don't watch TV. The only reason I have chat enabled in my profile settings is because if I disable it, it also removes the little pop up that lets me know how many people are currently logged in. I wouldn't miss the chat at all, and I could get used to never knowing how many people are logged in.
If it saves you time and money to nix the chat...go for it. As much as I'd like to help out with a donation...we just can't. I barter for much of what we aquire right now.
One day I will donate. But, I know Mike has heard that before and I'm sure it means nothing...but, at least I know I'm being honest.