One thing seems pretty sure going by numerous posts I have seen from John in Edinburgh throughout this summer: Those who like thunderstorms and live in Edinburgh or in areas close to it will almost certainly consider this to have been a good summer from a thunder point of view!
Personally I can't stand them, and have hated them ever since I first experienced one at the age of five back in the summer of 1985. Each to their own though.
I suppose, some people like them and some people don't. I recall as well that it wasn't all that long ago that there was even an entire thread on this forum which was devoted to the lack of thunderstorms in the Manchester area which I think, may have been started by Kev Brads although Bolty would not doubt have contributed to that as well.
For those two members, I can see why they like to see thunderstorms as these generate some footage for their YouTube channels which in turn, will be more likely to attract more people towards subscribing to their YouTube channels as a result.
Fir the rest of us though, it may well be a completely different story. In addition to our thunderstorms though, the ground in my local park is completely saturated with water after all of the rain which we have getting recently, which makes everything very squelchy when I'm walking on it.
That is in complete contrast to the situation which we had last year when everything was bone dry with the ground being rock hard as a result with the grass having also turned brown due to the ongoing lack of rainfall at that time.
This year, it is a different story and if anything, we could probably do with a spell of drier weather now in this part of the world to allow that saturated ground to dry out a bit. Sadly though, that is not likely to happen during the next day or so at least according to the latest forecasts.