All, Things have been really busy lately in my life, and cooking is one of the few escapes that I have to really get away, but still be with my family. I post on several boards, but lately, I have really come to appreciate your company more than the others. I guess I started wondering why... Well, I love to cook, but cooking is fun for me and can't be taken too seriously. You guys are great, and don't force your oppinions, or make others feel bad because they do things differently. While I cook for fun, I am also trying the competition side (See Pigs and Peaches thread in competition forum!). Competitions give me something to look forward to, but I realize that I will never be able to cook on the same level as most of the competitors either physically or financially. Some sites are geared for grilling, competition, backyard cooks, but do not do well with mixing the different types. Even worse, several sites are very loyal to certain cookers, techniques, and foods, and if you do not belong to the club, then you are not worth taking seriously! Because this is an escape from getting treated rudely in real life, I really don't like being talked down to because I do things differently, cook on a South Georgia cooker, like cooking in my backyard, or drink large amounts of bourbon... The funny thing is that I don't think I have seen a nasty post ever on this board. You guys are truly nice, and love cooking for the fun that can be had, and I really appreciate that! Again, thanks for being so nice, and please excuse this late night rant!