I browse, and post, here from time to time mostly because it is a fairly civil and friendly forum. There is still a bit more negativity at times than I would like to see, but I think that is in part something that the internet seems to breed. Oh well. I'd say my wants of this forum have evolved quite a bit as my own skill and knowledge base has grown: in the beginning I was very pleased to have such access to such a deep base of knowledge, I find myself checking in now more and more often just to get an idea of what's going on in the local fly fishing world. I do still find myself learning quite a bit now and then just from browsing around, or asking a question or two. I've received a lot of very helpful tips, suggestions, hints and the like. I think there is still room for more technical stuff here; from equipment, tying materials and techniques, casting mechanics, reading water, presentation tips... etc.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with things as they are here. I also really appreciate the moderation here; it seems like for the most part things are left alone, but every once in a while I have personally witnessed a few out of line threads/posts removed. I think that it's key to keep things civil and friendly; rather than a forum to come get into inane pissing matches whenever they're grouchy from not getting enough fishing time in...
Thanks for the forum,
"Lord help me to be the person my dog thinks I am"