Simply because not ALL of the scum are among the most active players.
You didn't want to appear too eager to vote for vote someone you knew was NOT your scumbuddy.
This "letting others pick the target" is classic scumplay....
WIFOM argument is WIFOM.
It doesn't even hold water, because I was the first vote on SirPrimalform and
the first vote on Robbeasy. Whose lead was I following there? I took my vote off SirPrimalform after he finally gave me a valid reason for his 2-mafias theory. I kept my vote on Robbeasy (with a short break so he didn't get lynched without more discussion) until finally giving up and voting for a target, stoicsentry, that I felt might actually result in moving the game forward. I will note, I was also the first vote on stoicsentry, although I admit I did make it because I knew TwilightBard and possibly Red Baron would go along with it (thus moving the game forward).
So, I don't think your argument is very valid. In my opinion, if there is one person in this game who isn't
waiting on others to stick their necks out and make choices first, it is me. In fact, TwilightBard, Red Baron, Robbeasy, and SirPrimalform all thought I was too gung-ho Yesterday. Whatever, I am just damned if I do and damned if I don't, it seems. ;)
If I didn't know better, I would suspect you of acting scummy. However, I am confident you are town, and that you will strive to do no harm to town willingly, so you won't be receiving my lynch vote.