Like a lot of you I spend quite a bit of time researching gear before I purchase it. I prefer to buy quality items that will last and so I try my best to make the right decision before parting with my hard earned money. I also don't have the breadth of knowledge a number of you have on a number of topics.
While I am not active on many forums, I have to say that several participants on this one have been extremely helpful in steering me towards the right purchases and just as importantly how best to use certain things. Everyone has opinions but I appreciate the fact that many who offer theirs here are speaking from experience with the items in question and tend to be be very frank and honest in their reviews.
I just wanted to say thanks.