I'm posting this for two reasons: 1) Many of us aren't as good as we are because we're just that amazing (barring MSankey, derp). We got as good as we are because of hard work, sweat, crying, destroyed Pokemon, and our awesome friends of the vgc community to tweak and increase are ability to be the very best pokemon pro's. Of course, speaking in idealistic terms. 2) Some of us are going to be having a hiatus until next season. Or for some of us, our activity will be lowered. Therefore I think it's a good idea to give thanks to all the people you think helped you develop your skills - big or small. I'd like to thank everyone for posting '09 warstory's--the strategy's and teams used contributed to me in understanding the vgc universe. Also, drcossack, BadIntent (holla), PBB, lucariojr, bearsfan092, FMasamune, Andrea and so many others I had been able to battle in IRC and on PO. The battling and such is definitely what gave me the experience and I value it a lot (I'm sure most of us do, yes?) And what appreciation thread would not be complete without more MSankey?