I'm not sure we need to compete with Asassin on anything. I think there is a general basis for understanding building a HTPC in this forum from many users; those looking for more than basic help or wanting it all in one place can just go with Assassin guides.
I think the how to build a media server threads are lacking. Media servers seem to be gaining in popularity too. I was planning on posting some advice and pictures from my last two server builds as a way of giving back to AVS. I'm not interested in competing with assassin or doing an HTPC guide. Just helping some people based on my experiences with building a server.
"Too much is almost enough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards."