Rants, raves, flames, passionate posts, scholarly posts, searching posts, inane posts. Each particular time had its heroes, its 'I have to have this NOW!s', its 'I wouldn't wear this EVER!s', its detractors, its followers, its leaders. There were far fewer posts and threads per day and then there were those inevitable software breakdowns. It was smaller and more personal as a whole. It was at once addictive and exasperating, It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was and continues to be wonderful.