I LOVE MUDCAT
It's a living, breathing entity as mentioned above. I can stay away from the threads for months and months, and when I come back, there's always a community of generous, fun, witty, knowledgeable, interesting, goofy, wise and loving people with interesting points of view here to share with.
I wouldn't have it any other way, personally. I've recently been reminded that ". . .all polishing takes place because of friction. . ."