I've been visiting this forum for a Long Time. I think the thing that keeps me coming back is the 'family' atmosphere of this forum, and many of the friends I have made over the years. As someone who travels a lot for a living, it is a fun place to check back in and see what others are working on while I can't be playing in my shop.
As I have mentioned in other threads, there are generous members who have shared pieces of their work or tools with me, and I with them. I don't know if that sort of thing happens on a lot of other forums, but I think it fits well with the community nature of this forum.
We have some master wood workers here, a lot of wood butchers, and those just starting off, yet everyone feels free to share what they have learned along the way. Rarely does someone come across as a know-it-all; on the contrary some of our best woodworkers are the most humble teachers.
Over the many years there have been many great contributors, and strong forum members. As they have moved or passed on, others have been able to step in and fill their shoes to keep the community informative and engaging.
I regularly email active and former members off of the forum, and enjoy the extension of the relationships that have started here.
Hopefully this forum will continue to be a fun, informative, and casual setting for folks to come and share for another 10 years.