I am a newbie to HDTV, having devoted most of my attention to HT audio and my Tivo since joining the forum last year. Getting an HDTV is the next logical step for me.
I certainly hope that this forum is not running out of topics for discussion, because I have learned a great deal about hardware, HD programming, and what's available and what's coming in the future. I especially check for industry or "inside" information on the technology that I cannot easily find elsewhere. Keep it coming, guys.
I agree wholeheartedly with Burke that AVS is one of the friendliest on the net. We all know of those other forums on the net that get creepy because of the hardcore members who love to pounce on the uninitiated. I have seen a couple of posts here by veterans who too sharply admonish newbies to do a search, etc. Mainly, I think it's a temporary loss of patience rather than any intent to be rude. However, I think you can be positive and say something like, "try using some keywords in the search feature. You can find valuable information from older or archived threads."