I just wanted to say out loud how much I get from SOTW.
I'll be 67 in 2015, and I've been playing since I was 9 years old, and I've had my ups and downs. All of us do.
But I am invigorated by the major enthusiasm I encounter here on an almost daily basis, from the younger members and the not-so-young ones too.
It has enlightened me at times, inspired me at other times and never fails to stir my imagination.
People have asked me if I like to practice and I have replied with a bit of a plagiarized line: I love HAVING practiced.
No matter how much of a struggle it is sometimes to get started, I always feel GREAT after a few hours of serious practice. It is a major reward for me in many ways.
I read posts often that cut to this statement: stop (fill in the blank) and go practice.
I agree to a degree, but we all need to be fed and I have had some serious nourishment on this site.