Thanks for the note. The idea with the use is two fold. One, it helps to create a better vision of a community and two, it helps to keep the site looking more professional.
Please note however, I do not see anything wrong with people also expressing themselves with a cartoon or a hobby they may enjoy. However, it is just something that I personally feel also can hinder the appeal of a site when not kept in check. I like the idea of the feeling of knowing someone. A face with the name.
Another welcome...........and BTW, I didn't see a thread about it, but I saw you on HDNet David, along with Ken. You guys really gave great props to the AVS community!! For all you do, here is to you!!
All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.