As title. So many people are doing workouts now that the social element and rider competition are lost. There’s no fun riding against workout riders.
To a large extent, the social element was lost when Zwift got too big. Now I seldom see the same people from ride to ride. Partly due to numbers of people, but also the many roads and choice of place to ride. I’m no more likely to tag along with a stranger on Zwift than I am in real life, but when the community was smaller people felt less like strangers.
Seems the only time I see regulars now is if I do a given race each week.
In this regard, I don’t personally see workout riders as any different from any other random person out on the road.