For me I gotta say yes in spades. Made good friends. Widened my knowledge base. Got a bit more theory in my head (a work in progress) Experienced a very gratifying level of support and generosity in so many ways. I mean seriously, people going out of their way and spending their time helping me understand playing, theory, repairs and on and on, and especially when my boy George passed, I'd be here all day typing out names, I hope you all know who you are. Yes I'm in a introspective mood right now and will stop soon before I post pictures of puffy clouds and bouquet of flowers. I think I'll watch Goodfellas, that should get me back on track. Oh and @Ebidis I hope that rash @heltershelton gave you gets better soon! @Stratafied has generously volunteered, at his expense, to come see you and rub rash cream on you if desired.