Re: Just wanted to know?
I started visiting Aikiweb about a month or so before I made the leap and started training in Aikido (7 months ago). The site was very informative, in that it gave me not only varying opinions on different topics, but it was "real time". It's much more interesting to follow recent postings than to read a website info page that was written 5 years ago.
Although it took actual "mat time" for me to decide that it was the right art for me, this site was helpful in my wanting to even "try it out".
(Thanks Aiki web, BAWK BAWK!)