The reason why I'm asking this is because in my case I ended up moving from having actual physical friends to solely lurking around several general threads on 4chan and finally to following a few posters around on /bant/. In the beginning, I thought it was a good idea because I was getting rid of some "friends" who were obsessed with partying, prostitutes, alcohol, and drugs, but as time went on I ended noticing that many of the people who hang around general threads on 4chan are severely autistic NEETs who only have one main interest and who have no plans on ever getting a degree or a job or even of just learning to cook for themselves. I thought I was getting into something that was good be it because people posted and discussed interesting books or because they talked about values like discipline, honor, courage, but for the most part they liked talking about them more than they actually tried putting them into practice, and in many cases were no less emotionally immature than the stereotypical frogposter.
So as time went on my way of thinking switched from admiring people because of the kind of stuff they talk about to trying to evaluate ideas and arguments separately from the person who states them, and to assume that even if a person has good ideas, they might not always have practical experience with them, nor might their words be anything but a reflection of what they wish to have or be able to do rather than what they themselves are.
In any case, what I think ought to be the conclusion is that even if you think you're getting rid of something bad, you might not always be able to find something better as a replacement for it.
I'm sure you have your own life story and that there must be stuff you've lived that must be very different from what I've gone through, but I hope that this may be of some value to you.