Yep. I started off listening to Skeptiko because I thought I might learn something about how these people think, and maybe come up with some better ideas of ways to maybe get them to see the light. Experience confirms what we already more than suspected: there's no way to make a believer actually think
if it means challenging a long-held belief.
So you're right; what started off with some hope has devolved to a bad habit that's hard to break. I'll continue to listen until Skeptiko finally stops circling the plughole and goes down, and I'll post here if there's anything that might be of interest.