As a member, I get to be honest and blunt. Officers don't. Officers have to weigh their words delicately to avoid upsetting folk and don't always get to say exactly what they think.
When you're an officer, all your words have repercussions.
As a member, I get to say things like "[some] things aren't possible [to accommodate], and you have to decide if you're going to seek alternate ways to fulfill your game goals or just sit and complain about not getting what you want until people get tired of hearing it and tell you to shut up (oh, wait, everyone in IVV is too passive-aggressive to do that)."
I don't know why I'd ever want to go back to censoring everything I say. I just like being able to say what I think needs to be said without the mess of authority and politics.