Brand new here, and I found this thread by a google search. Have to say that while I'm familiar with the way a board works, and can and do generally use the search option, there are lots of people who don't use their spare time wandering around various discussion boards. For those of you who held yourselves to a higher standard and tried to make a new guy feel welcome, kudos to you. Having worked in the legal field for a while, I can say without hesitation that those people who are less concerned with making others feel bad so they can feel good are the ones that project confidence, strength, reliability, and trustworthiness - you know, the things that make other - maybe more "important" people - actually like and respect them. Regardless of what the boob tube likes to show about aggressive lawyers being the most successful, IME it's the ones who know how to get along with everyone that are ultimately the ones that wind up where they want to be.
And please, tell me to GTFO - I just smile and know what a miserable existence someone who holds the net equivalent of "America, love it or leave it" must live daily. Have a NICE day!