Wow...I haven't reread this in a long while...how the years fly by...
There's always the comment (usually from new guys) that the FAQs/Stickies and old threads get dated so that's why they repost questions that may have been previously asked. And to some extent that's valid.
I'd like to say that what's written here in this thread (gawd, some of the posts are long...) is still 100% valid. Perhaps, thankfully, the bitching about flaking on games isn't so bad now. IIRC it was really bad back then. At least that's my opinion on the content and I hope that new guys still find it helpful.
As posted previously...if anyone comes across a great thread that should be linked to something here...post it up and I'll include it.