There is annother thing that people should be thankful coming here. I've been in the process of making a new community site with the broad aim of producing a news/review/tech tip/community connection site for gamers by gamers. Over the past month here's how things have gone:
Xoops >> PhP Nuke Platinum >> IPB + Mods >> vBulletin >> b2Evolution >> Mambo >> MKPortal >> Scoop >> PostNuke >> Hand Coded Site >> Hand Coded CMS for SMF >> Finally back to SMF + TP
Those are just the ones I can remember, I've tried at least 20-30 CMS/Forum combinations and have YET to find one with the same level of support, community, access, updates, security, and friendliness that I've found here.
Some people I wager haven't tried the route I've taken, nor have seen the world of $60 themes, $140 >> $6,000 CMS software, poor support, atrocious help and FAQ, and generally non existant community help forums. The TP community is by far the exception and not the rule when it comes to CMS.
I feel very strongly that what you guys have put together here, while not the end all system for everyone, it is one of THE best run, managed, and most accessible groups of developers and admins I've seen. With people like Aku, StrmLrd, Xarcell, RR, G6, and everyone else who's helped this poor bloke out through the last year, it helps one's faith in humanity
Above all else tho, Bloc for providing a backbone for all of this to run off of, and tirelessly working to perfect a truly amazing CMS. So from myself and the thousands of web admins out there using this software, thank you guys for making our lives better, and the Internet as a whole less of a heaping pile of guano.