Yes! This reflects so much of what I also have experienced this year. I'd go so far to say I've met kindred spirits online this year.
I have one online friend I talk to on the phone! Yes, the old-fashioned phone talking thing. It's amazing.
The Slack groups, the Zoom calls, Facebook Messenger...All of it has completely leveled up 2020 for me.
Like you, I had a bias...And, then I took a leap of faith.
I'm so glad I did. And, I'm glad you did too!