In a message dated 98-04-03 15:43:07 EST, you write: << Thanks for making that point Peter. Maybe I've just subscribed to rather helpful newgroups in the past, but this group does seem a bit on the helpful-only-if-I-can-toot-my-own-horn-in-the-process side. Last week I asked a simple question, "What is the going rate for a used JamMan?". I received not even ONE response. I would imagine that 80% of you have a good idea. Was my question too basic and "newbee" for all you pros? -- >> I can't speak for everyone else, but I often don't respond to these questions because I don't see them. This list generates a LOT of mail, as you know. Generally, I only have time to skim the posts, and maybe read one or two if I'm lucky. I certainly don't care about tooting my horn, and I don't really get the impression that too many other people here care about that either--I could be wrong. I think we've got a great thing going here, and I would certainly like to help other people if I can. Perhaps those of us who have tons of time to read each post in detail should up their commitment to public service :-). As a practical point, there's a lot of info for those just getting involved in this stuff on the LD website. Check it out. Drew W.