Thanks, everyone! I truly appreciate it and I'm glad this milestone is finally behind me. Now I just have to wait a while (a LONG
while, if ever) for a VF Team Badge (though I will regret losing the Supporter Badge because of the 3 max limit - except for MVP where they seem to allow it as a 4th). LOL!!
And thanks, MWRed - not everyone appreciates long posts (though you all certainly know I do). I even like receiving them.
And BTW, looking at your pips, you must be awfully close to Guru at this point - so it looks like we'll soon have another reason to celebrate. Just post a little more with the quality I know you can do (I've seen it) in the regular forums and you're bound to get rep for either a truly exceptional post or on a good one but not just for that post but for all the others in terms of general contributions to the forum. I'm always on the lookout for reasons to rep people, especially but not exclusively friends, but I won't do it frivolously or without justification (especially now that I'm maxed at 150 so it can make a difference and it's important that the badges and rep continue to have meaning) - so give me a reason (and it quite possibly will work on others as well who also rep for similar reasons). The same, of course, applies to almost everyone else who isn't already doing it. Although a very rare occasion comes up in Chillout or VIP (because it's really a question that should have been posted in a separate thread in another forum but was answered anyway), it's the other forums where we help people where the focus for this needs to be.
Anyway, thanks again and best wishes and good luck to everyone.