I've only been here a week and I'm finding the Monastery to be an incredible resource. I probably have abused it by asking so many questions (and some pretty ignorant ones, too) over in the Seekers of Wisdom. To my astonishment, all my questions have resulted in some great, helpful answers with no flaming. I will return the favor when I get proficient at Perl.
As someone posted earlier, this positive feedback cycle probably all started with the originators of this board. Thanks to them and everyone else who makes this board possible. It's a fantastic resource. I'm really amazed by it and it's something I would definitely be willing to pay for.