After reading a few posts this morning, especially the one about the success ajohnson and hayabusa on their OSCE exam, I felt I should "Try Harder" and work on a cert early in 2013.
But then, I realized I felt this way because I was reading about these success stories on this web site! That, in turn, made me realized that I have pushed myself a lot more because of EthicalHacker.net.
So here is the reason why I love this discussion forum:
1) It keeps me motivated!!! Reading about the other member's stories puts me in perspective with the rest of the world. I may be good at some things but I lack big time on others. So for me, looking at the others help me set new goals and objectives. But above all, seeing others succeed help me think that me too, I can achieve something...
2) It makes me feel I am not alone. We are almost all in the same boat: we study alone at home with barely anyone understanding what we do. After a while, I feel I am the only one on earth reading computer books, so seeing that I am not the only one busting my ass kind of makes me feel better. :P
3) Tips We all get good tips and help on this site. That's of great value too!
So that's it for me. Thanks again Don for this site. I wanted to highlight that I get way more than advice from your site: I get the motivation to keep pushing forward.