[QUOTE=hi_d_hi;808615]:. I too like the idea of the forum, but it tends to give a feeling of elitism or separatism which rubs me the wrong way. QUOTE]

As a hobbyist who is strictly on the consumer end of things, I'm getting very very turned off by the ongoing "Them vs Us" mentality. It was so much fun to get excited by working on a project With an artist. We used to all be friends and I miss that sense of comraderie. Sigh. There are some notable exceptions, and my heartfelt thanks go to you for remaining approachable.
Ann