That is a good question
There are many motives witch drive people to visit others profile page. May I ask you something? Before 1mfp appeared, did you ever visited anyone's profile page in other than this forum? If so, what was your motives?
Did my questions answered yours?
In my case, when I started with wihee forums, I used to visit only Digital Point. I used to buy a lot of avatar spaces and signatures to promote my new forum. (one of the reasons I got banned once for 6 months at DP was because I started paying per posts made at DP to users that had my link on their signature and they accused me for promoting post spam. If you can notice, I do not post a lot, even in my own forum, so, I didn't want to rely only in my posts.)
Then I said, ok, I can not rely only on DP. Then I started joining others forums. I tell you something... If this tool would had been at DP by that time, I already would had joined netbuilders long time before. and I would had met more people much faster. I would had been much more exposed to many people.
That is my particular motive, get exposure of myself as a person like any other, as a friend of anyone, as a business man, as who I am, as a human)
Why do I strongly believe on 1mfp since nobody had put attention on it in the begining? Is because I know the power of exposure. And that power can be built by anyone from a single person to an entire community. And people that know what they are doing, they know what exposure means.
Never underestimate an exposure as little it may seems. Maybe that tiny extra exposure can lead you to your goals at the "speed of light".
Every one has its own motives. Ones for fun, others business, others for etc.... I put the tool for you to use it, you are the only one that can find your own motives to use it on your favor