How does VS now compare with VS six months ago? Well, it has been just about 6 months since I joined, and I haven't left yet. I'm on my third Volvo now, and my third Volvo forum. VS has been a great asset and encouragement--a great place to give and receive mechanical advice, cosmetic ideas, etc... Sure, you can buy a Haynes to learn to change your brake pads, but not how to install a boost gauge, or something like that. On the other hand, I've been very disappointed (more lately than ever) with immaturity around here. Granted, a lot of VS members are in High School, or early college. That's fine (heck, I'm only 24), but this is not myspace.com. I could really do without all the gay jokes and random other junk posts and threads. Apparently people are 1) so addicted to VS and 2) have no life, that they feel the need to post their junk here. Myspace is ready and waiting for you. It's fine that we have an Off-Topic forum, but why does it seem that everytime I click "view new posts" I get a majority of threads that have nothing to do with Volvos? I see that as a major reason why VS will remain limited in building interest in the Volvo brand or attracting members of other forums, or even building a stronger funding base. It also seems to be part of the reason why a number of the more mature, very knowledgeable guys don't post around here anymore. It's sad to me that when I do a search, I come up with lots of expert posts, but so much of the stuff showing up now is just junk. Sorry for the rant--if you read this far what I've said probably doesn't even apply to you anyway!