Yep, bunch of good guys around here. I'd say I spend more time here in the forums than I do on Ben's lessons.
I pretty much play for the most part play "alone" and this site has helped me progress through some pretty tough learning periods. I have only had a single guitar lesson in my life and that was with Ben. Seems that reading these forums and the info that is passed along from time to time is just like taking a lesson but "easier". Seems folks here can convey "How to learn" better than most can and that is one of the reasons I like the forums....lots of good info, ideas, etc that help. Plus it's fun to see what others are doing on threads like "Favorite Video to play along with" and various other threads.
Oh and on the "Banjo Jokes"....love um, but I will admit that the only thread on here I have never visited is the Banjo thread...feel that some evil might creep in if I do and I'd be ruined!