Well, it looks like this is the place for 1st posts, sooo,
I bought FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2 off GOG earlier this year after my Descent-playing friends talked me into it. Man, am I glad I listened! I recently finished FS2 after beating all three campaigns in chronological order- in Retail. At that point, FSO's lure got to be too much. A few weeks ago, I downloaded it, read almost everything on the wiki, and I'm now trying to play through Silent Threat Reborn AND Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius at the same time. (Just beat Forced Entry today
Anyway, it felt wrong to be enjoying HLP's work without joining! My attempts at FRED so far have made Secrets Revealed look like Forced Entry, so I can't help much with design YET, but I'll gladly contribute new-player help, reviews, Wiki information, or other less-technical HLP things.
Apart from that... I'm a keyboarder (I have a joystick, but I can aim better with the arrow keys), I generally play missions I don't know on easy and missions I know well on medium, and heavy fighters are my forte (I like interceptors too)
Now, to find out if the Lucifer's shields can stop welcome beams... yes, I read this forum before posting