Hmmm. I can't help but think I've become your protege when it comes to constructing long and provoking threads........
Still, joking aside such threads are often remembered; whether that be for good, bad or otherwise! Furthermore, many have indirectly (and sometimes directly) resulted in beneficial changes here, and will remain forever etched in so many minds.
Anyway, happy 'A.net' birthday Paul! I was a paying member (and subsequently a forum regular) here way before I started uploading, and I'm sure many will remember my infamous and controversial 'balls of steel' entrance, LOL! Actually, it can't be far off five years since I first appeared on the scene, although back then I mainly browsed and had little interaction with the site.
P.S. Can't you just tell I've been away for over a week??!!? Bet it's been real peaceful without me!!!!