Well I saw a link for Vistax64 while I was in the Newsgroups and as I'd got a new machine with Vista installed a couple of months before decided to have a look and see if I could learn more about it.
Liked the look of the place and kept returning then when the Windows 7 forum was started I thought I'd join and see if I could carry on learning ready for when I got the new OS.
The way the forum is run and the people who run it make the place the only place to be if you need help or just somewhere to hang out for a while.
I belong to several forums but the majority are more geared to just the technical side of things and sorting out problems whereas here as well as getting your problems solved, which is done without making you feel a fool for asking, you can enjoy some good company and have a laugh and joke about things
In other words it has more the feeling of a big happy family where everyone is welcome regardless of their ability.