I started hanging around in the Lounge last April, and waited until June to register...
I really am happy that I found this special place. Over the last 9 months, I have enjoyed learning about VC, its history and its wonderful products; I still have a LONG way to go but I know a lot more than when I registered... Above all I do appreciate the friendships that I have build with interesting and kind people (I am looking forward to meeting at least some of you guys at SIHH!). EVery day I look forward to seeing what's new on the Lounge.
The only drawback is that, in the eyes of my wife, I have become a "Watch Nerd", and she think that I spend too much time with my "Geeky Watch Friends". She claims that one day she will register and she will "troll" the place
The Lounge, for better or for worse, is also ultimately responsible for me buying my first VC (I hope someone at VC is reading this - Keep investing in this venture, it is worth it!!!). I had been dreaming about taking the "VC plunge" for now 5 years, but after I started hangin at the Lounge every day, the arguments "For" got a whole lot stronger, and the arguments "Against" seemed to vanish in the air... A few of the Loungers (including our dear moderator) also spend a lot of time helping me find the model I was looking for - for which I am very grateful.
And in the end, my "Grail Watch", that I had been wanting for so long, got replaced in my heart by its newer (and unfortunately more expensive) version, which I discovered through the Lounge...
VC also made a brilliant move when they recruited Alex for the job - he is the "Michael Jordan" of moderators, no one come close. I have participated in other forums where the moderator is too controlling/ quick to judge, full of his "virtual power", and that for me really takes the fun away from the whole thing. So VC, whatever you are paying Alex, you should double it, he's worth every penny!