You are definately not out of line for asking this. There's many different opinions here, including yours. All are equally valued and important. There are also many different areas of interest to thousands of people who come here regularly, and this has worked good for the amount of diversity we have. If you become a 'regular', you will start finding ways of making your experience better.
If the list is too long, you can use the button on the upper right corner of each "Group" to hide that group if it is of no interest to you. I'd bet there are several you could close. Another alternative is to use the New Posts link in the blue menu bar towards the top of each page. (That's what I use, though if you wait more than a day or two, you'll have pages and pages of new posts.)
Hope you enjoy it here, and decide to stay.