i find that this site is a good enough touchstone for nikon info generally: what's not here you'll likely be pointed to by other readers -- and there isn't the expense of joining like other sites. i was a long-time member of a subscription site but i quit going b/c of domineering moderators, as well as a small cadre of know-it-alls whose unceasing repetition of a small number of memes was insufferable. in general, don't get stuffed into a box: read widely, follow links to other sites and writers and you'll be better off. remember most of all that you'll learn less about the craft from those who spout off and pontificate than you will being out there on your own, just shooting. that's what it's all about, after all.