Yes I was sitting on my couch tonight thinking the same thing. Why bother buying a ticket and going the game if you're not going to support the team. If Everton weren't playing, I'd have turned it off.
The biggest problem for us in terms of generating atmosphere is the fact it´s only the Gwladys Street that sparks anything. The only time you stand up in other parts of the ground is when the team has scored.
It´s just Everton fan culture to go and watch a game in silence. I really don´t get why people bother tbh. I´d be absolutely bored off my head having watched the last few seasons from the Main Stand.