I have a confession to make . . .I was a lurker!! For two yars, I watched this wonderful train wreck of a board, without diving in. About a year ago, I took the plunge and I've made friends I haven't met yet, but will in about 17 days. It enhances the experience and enlightens all newbies, if they are willing to take the advice of those who frequent this site (locals and lovers of AC alike). Don't be afraid to ask questions . . the responses you get will generally be helpful and it's pretty easy tosort the wheat from the chaff here. Above all, know that the place, and the people who live there, are what is priceless.