Let's start out with the first question, what brought me here:
Reading Thoughts Media RSS feeds in Google Reader; my RSS weapon of choice (although, once EventBox adds Google Reader syncing, that might change).
I saw the announcement for AT on a couple of the *Thoughts sites and made a note to check out the site and was instantly intrigued when I heard about Vince again.
I did never really contribute on the forums much, but always read at least 2 of the *Thoughts sites, namely PPCT and DMT, replacing PPCT with SPT when I had a Smartphone.
I switched to the Mac platform 3 days ago (MBP @ 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB @ 7200 RPM HDD) but have been preparing myself for the switch for the past six months, checking out software I needed, looking for replacements, reading up on the philosophy, evaluating options and the likes.
I am a geek and tinkerer at heart, always trying to make my system run as efficient as technically possible and have a tendency to reimage it (custom built Windows Images) whenever the thought strikes me fancy.
And finally, why am I here? I have been reading Apple related blogs for a couple of years (gotta know what the Dark Side does, right?) but refrained from joining any one community in particular because I, in general, do not like the sarcastic and snarky remarks all the time, not when I am looking for serious information.
Knowing how the *Thoughts communities are in general, this forum could be the place I will start calling home