Hey. I also literally just signed up about 10 minutes ago. Have followed this forum for a bit (week or two so not long) but have not registered until now. All the reasons you stated as to why you are here are the same reasons I am as well and to hopefully network with other fellow lifters and help improve each other.
yea how exactly do rep points count...ive been following the site for a while now and decided to join so i can interact with other people and ask my own quesitons. Very excited and looking forward to it