This site has been useful to me both in the immediately pragmatic aspect of finding a technical answer, and in the broader philosophical aspect of programming style and self-sufficiency.
Self-sufficiency? Well, yeah. I don't post often, because I usually find the answer to my question by searching through the site's history. There is nearly always a question that is only slightly different from the one bothering me, and that question has already been answered thoroughly by many Monks. So rather than asking my question, I use the existing answers.
Some folks have truly unique questions. I am not one of those folks.