As a Newbie, what drew me to the forum was the wealth of information contained, hiding, behind the "search" button.
I "lurked" for about 4 months before registering and in that time gained an immense amount of knowledge. I still use the "search" button from time to time, but return most often because of the friendly conversation that takes place.
I have been amazed at the generosity of members, giving items away, raising money for charity etc and take my hat off to all of you!
Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri
(Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?)