It is the best of sites, it is the worst of sites ...
To borrow a phrase from a classic, TFL is truly the best and the worst of sites for me.
The best, because I have learned so much reading the posts here, and it is the first place I turn when I confront a problem or question about making bread. The worst because it fuels the perfectionist in me, always setting the bar higher to achieve the "perfect" crust, crumb, etc. I have to be careful to step back and enjoy the process (and the results) as I learn to bake delicious bread for my family---even if I haven't achieved the near-perfect standards so many of the talented people here have produced.
I have been lurking here for a very long time, reading and learning all that I can, and I just want to say thank you to the knowledgeable and helpful people who so generously provide such a wealth of information.
Now I'm off to the Gear section to ask a question which, unbelievably, doesn't appear to have been addressed before (at least as far as my search of the forum has revealed).