Well, it might be just an impression, but it seems to me that every week there is at least one new thread along the lines of "been shooting digital, now coming back to film" or "had a dark room years ago, just setting a new one up", or "I'm a youngster trying film for the first time". Sean - how about a sticky "poll" so that people doing this could check in - would be nice to try and get a handle on how many newbies and returnees there are.

And another thing - and again Sean might be able to put some numbers behind my impression - but it seems to me that when I first joined this site, if you posted a picture in the gallery, it stuck around on "page 1" for quite a while. Now, it seems it falls off the bottom of page 1 a helluva lot quicker.