I've asked a whole bunch of Meta questions. It seems that almost all the answers or comments that I've received are from the moderators:
(For example, this post has comments from all four moderators but none from anyone else.)
Is it a coincidence that the vast majority of meta discussion is done by the moderators?
Are non-moderators intimidated to express their opinions on how the site should work?
Or do moderators feel additional responsibility to address Meta issues because of their positions?
Is the quality that pushes someone to become a moderator the same quality that pushes someone to actively participate in Meta?
[Note, I have nothing against the moderators, or the things they say in Meta. I am simply curious as to why it seems that almost no one else seems to be consistently involved. Of course, my impression might simply be wrong.]