Aside from the frustrating search function (I use Google instead), the variety of different answers to the same questions can be off-putting. I have spent quite some time sifting through hundreds of threads only to realize that, at some point, I will have to ask questions that have been answered many times in the past; only a small percentage of which I have even found (and I spend hours searching and reading old posts). It took a _great_ deal of reading to find that certain individuals, or certain styles of answers, are what to look for.

As a matter of fact, there are some things I've decided to go ahead and figure out on my own, resolving to ask certain questions only after I've failed - and I will fail, because 30-some threads on each subject often show no consensus.