I originally ventured onto the forum back in the early 2000s (IIRC - not exactly sure, or is it 2000's just for Nigel?) when I first bought my initial Naim system. There was an awful lot of "Feck off, who are you to post here? Your opinion will be what we say it is!" attitude from some members, which I found very off-putting...didn't take me long to bail on it.
When I re-joined it seemed more respectful, even though thinks can get heated. Like Vlad above, I don't have much to say about 500 level systems or $4,000 cables, so I contribute where I can, try to learn, and can ask questions about "how to" when necessary. Lots of smart folks here and by and large it appears to be MUCH more helpful than when I first ever set foot here, when a question about how to do something or what might work was more often greeted with an attitude that you are stupid to even have to ask.