If MISA didn't exist

The official MISA website launches a new challenge, or rather a cue for self flattery: what would your life be life without MISA?

There are two questions (simplistic as usual) to answer:
If MISA didn't exist ... (here you should fill in the aspects you consider significant from your perspective)
If MISA wouldn't exist ... (here you should fill in, likewise, as you consider fit)

Well don't mind if I do.