I echo all the sentiments above. I've learned more about HT and related technologies at "AVS University" than I could ever have learned anywhere else, through the wonderful "faculty" and infrastructure here. It's a priceless treasure, really, and it is a real pleasure to be a part of it.
One thing to note: Steve Bruzonksy (or was it Dave Bott?) asked a few months back for people to install the Alexa toolbar on their browsers, since AVS Forum was "only" ranked no. 10,005 (in terms of most unique hits) on the Web, according to www.alexa.com.
The request was only up for a day or two (as I recall, but it wasn't long in any case), and as I type this, AVS Forum is ranked no. 1867, out of the millions of websites around the world.
That places this site in the elite company of most major equipment manufacturers, and way ahead of thousands sites with fancy content. I mean, for a site with no graphics, banner ads galore and a message board to be in the top 2000 sites (and probably higher, if more of us used Alexa), is nothing short of amazing! It means that we, as a community, have had and can continue to have a tremendous positive impact on this business if we choose to do so! Fantastic ...
My hat's off to everyone involved. Let's keep the mojo!