I actually found this forum because I was looking for a beta reader. But when I got here, I found a lot of things I'd rather have from everyone.

  1. A sense of community
  2. Escape from the hermit's cave
  3. The ability to see/read a lot of other perspectives.
  4. Friends

And this list might be somewhat redundant due to the high levels of cold medicine in my system, but it's heartfelt. I've had a couple of things critted with good results here, but it has, over the three months I've been a member, become not a destination for critting or beta-reading. It's become a haven. That's what the fly-by requestors are missing.