Having been on the site for about 12 years now I've gotten to know more than a few guys through the site. I would consider some of them friends. I've also introduced the site to my brother (chargingryno/magracefan), my stepdad (gadams480), my sister's boyfriend (nickt14), my wife (spurvin - which is no longer active as she passed away), as well as a handful of coworkers and classmates over the years (as far as I'm aware none of them are currently active). I've also been trying to get two of my other friends on here. Let's face it, WIS is fun, but it's more fun to play with people you know. Just like fantasy sports; I'm sure we all enjoy playing, but we enjoy the leagues with friends, family, and coworkers more. My fiance has recently expressed an interest in playing as well.
Progressives are one of the best league types to play in with people you know because the leagues cater to relationships and long-term planning.
In any case, or in any league, however, as has been mentioned above, trades shouldn't be evaluated based on who made them, but by the contents of the trade.