I was talking to a friend The other day (who doesn't play warmachine) about a unit I finished painting up. I pulled up the forums to show him my work and he was more awestruck by the forums themselves than the painting.
He said "wait, you posted up your work... For The Internet to judge. You have balls.".
I never really thought about this until just then. But he's right. Any other site or forum would be rife with people gleefully tearing down others with annonamous glee, but this is a place where people get good feedback and helpfull advice without fear of that. I've never once seen any one go haywire and troll other posters. I've never felt apprehension about showing my progress. It's a pretty nice feeling.
Just thought I would share. Carry on