From as far back as 1974 (which to me doesn't seem that long ago) I have felt part of a community. The community of people like you and me. Out of the ordinary folks who know what good sound is and are willing to invest their time, passion, and available funds into achieving great sound.
I suppose community can apply to any sort of group that finds more benefit from togetherness than from being apart. Certainly, I gain more from our community than I would setting out alone and I guess that's true for most of you reading this post.
Communities give and they take. They give camaraderie, shared knowledge, friendships, and connections. But, like any community, those living within have to agree on some sorts of mutual terms. If we're fighting and bickering amongst ourselves (as opposed to spirited debates) then we're not enjoying the benefits of togetherness.
Our HiFi Family is one of the kindest, friendliest, and generous communities I have known. I am proud to call you my friends.
Thanks for all you do for our community.