@thelostagency: Has anyone said hello and welcome to Webmasterworld?
The recent search function roll out for WW is spot on for finding articles/posts. Current "recommend" serves purpose well... but is thread based not individual post based. For me the thread is more important than "me"... which is the problem with "me" based forums as opposed to "information" forums.
Ask me (this me, the me that is adding an opinion to a place where I treasure INFO) you can find it if you look. You will find helpful folks to answer the same 100 frequently asked questions, and get no attitude for the answer.
Long and short, there is a professionalism among these members in how they deal with each other, the new guys, and the web. Beautiful mix. Rare to find.