I would add that anything touching on religion should either be in the political sub forum, in a religion sub forum, or prohibited.I see the point of mods for issues like spammers and obvious violations on the forum (racism, personal attacks etc.). I just wish in general people would have a thicker skin about what they report though. There's users I definitely don't get along with. But I can block them or not read their posts. I don't think I have ever actually reported a post though unless it was a case of a spammer.
EDIT: I guess the one exception I see is that keeping politics stuff inside the politics forum has been a positive thing for the forum I think.
I prefer a bit more active moderation than we currently enjoy here.