I agree with all the lovely comments made the other crafters above!!
But I would also like to add that the new direction the site has taken is pretty damn awesome!! I have only been a memeber for a short period of time, but since i have been a memeber of HAF it has really grown with this latest major upgrade.
and saving the best until last....personally i would like to say that of all the handmade crafting communities i am signed up with, this is the most friendly, positive, helpful and above all the most "ACTIVE" of them all. Where the people really try and help each other. I don't know if it's because Americans by nature (as i believe most of you live in the US) are so positive, keen and helpful or that you are just a great group of people. I suspect its both
But i think it really makes HAF the pinnacle of crafting communities!
I am glad to be involved!