buyer's market right now, used prices are sort of ridiculous unless you know the history of a particular gun, who worked on it or how it was treated. There are a few pearls, but few and far between.
However, the community is indispensable for peripheral aid with the scene in general and a lot of games are organized through the website. Is it worth it to get AVed? sure... but these days, almost all the vendors have a google searchable and even phonebook searchable brick store, not operating out of someone's garage.
I futz with V2s, V3s and V6s. I could be wrong... but probably, most likely not, as far as I know.