I've never said this before, and it's something worth saying: we have some of the toughest, sharpest, passionate, well-informed readers and comment posters on the web! You guys definitely help keep us honest and on top of our shit!

And I mean all of that! It's tough enough to get others to actually read what one writes, let alone react to it with words. It's even more appreciated when the reactions are often so rich, diverse, and challenging enough to give one reason to reconsider one's stance.

We certainly don't know everything, and every exchange here is an opportunity to learn something, regardless of what it is.

So, I just wanted to take the time to thank you all for your patronage, from those who've been around since day 1, to those just joining us. I don't think we (not just us here on S&A, but human beings in general) express appreciation and gratitude enough; when we do, it's sometimes too late.

And I didn't want to wait until then, so here ya go. Give yourselves a round of applause... :)