The SDMB has been a huge source of entertainment and information for me but I must state that it’s greatest value to me has been the books many posters have recommended.
In the past year alone I think I must have bought and read at least six great books that I’ve found referenced on these boards. The ones that come immediately to mind are “King Leopold’s Ghost” which was recommended by PLDennison, and, “Against the Gods - the story of risk” (don’t recall the source for this good read). Just a few minutes ago, I came across a post by SterlingNorth that mentioned the new book “Non Zero” by Rober Wright (author of “The Human Animal”). I loved Wright’s previous book and I cannot wait to rush out to the store to pick up his latest work.
So as much as I enjoy the lesbian orgies, the fundie bashing (when appropriate) and the occasional cogent debate on just about any subject, the greatest value of this site to me has been the literary recommendations.
Keep 'em coming boys and girls. We just may win this war on ignorance yet - though I’m not holding my breath.