Yeah, I've gone in there from time to time and it's very swing or miss. Sometimes I'm in there talking with people about things fairly well, sometimes there is some guy hassling me or multiple people. But it has its good, its bad, and its ugly. Fortunately the avatars are too small to realize who is ugly haha.
I think it is more so I'm just used to the forum, so by comparison the chat seems a bit unfriendly but its a nice place to hang out from time to time. Honestly, this forum spoils me.