Thanks for the welcome.
I don't know how to respond individually so I will answer the question about me being at C&D at the end. I was not. I saw the handwriting on the wall and bailed about a year before they closed the doors. I ended up at Outdoor Photographer for a little over a year and hated almost every minute.
I have had a couple of sort of aborted attempts at starting a new magazine but I don't have the money and the people who do are generally not nice folks. I am currently starting a blog at www.thomharrop.com/thomblog and will be posting reviews, commentary and interviews on a semi-regular basis. I hope to get back into publishing at some point but for now my college teaching keeps me a little too busy.
I look forward to getting to know you all and participating in the forum.