Different modalities for different people. For example I’m perfectly comfortable interacting with people on either side of a computer screen. Real world F2F, vox communication, hardcopy written, or online all work equally well for me. About the only time I feel the need to meet in person is if I’m hiring somebody. There isn’t enough bandwidth to conduct a proper and respectful interview purely in text. And I’ve gotten pretty good at reading vocal tone and body language over the years. Haven’t been successfully snowed or bamboozled so far at least. But that’s about the only time I sort of insist on actually meeting someone.