I too migrated over from the Food-TV site shutdown. I was invited in and have never looked back. I love to teach what I know about cooking, and share the knowledge and skills learned over the last thirty + years of teaching myself all that I could. I love learning new things from others, who help me expand those skills still further. I am a skilled amature, and probably rank somewhere in the middle of the class as far as expertise goes. But even with that, as was stated before, to be middle of the pack means that you have learned a whole bunch, but still have a lot to learn.
I also love the freindship and genuinely caring attitude of the DC members, and have made some very special friends on this site. And the mods not only do a terrific job of moderating, by also are pretty knowledgable about cooking as well.
I'm not here every day, but am most days. But I am a busy guy, with many irons in the fire. I have a couple of novels to complete, another two that I am proofreading before trying to get them published, plus the home responsibilities, and the job. And you know that there has to be some time in there for a fishing trip or two, and for creating new recipes, or learning to make some classic dish that I've never made before. In other words, there's life to contend with.
And I don't here oten enough from some of my online buds here, hint, hint.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North