Quality over quantity any day, in my books! Ranks right up there with being friendly and civil, and getting to actuallly know your collecting comrades here!
I agree Matt. However, if conversations are limited to a "non-politcal" nature, how can you really get to know someone? I mean, it's nice to know what someone's favorite color is, or which movie they really like, etc., but to really know someone, you will eventually have to touch on "political" subjects at some point. Personally, I prefer to make "friends" with someone based on moral principles rather than one based on which figures we really like. Don't worry, as long as I'm here, I'll "play nice," but I just thought I'd make a point.