I almost posted in this a bit back just to be considered, cause who doesn't like free stuff but I figured I'd stay out to up the odds for everyone else. It's cool that you do this so just saying that, and everything I've gotten from you has been great product. Keep up the good work ace!
Oh yeah, the thankful bit: everyone that has posted anything tech or repair related that has helped me to learn or learn to troubleshoot. I started building monosynth kits a few years back to scratch an old electronics/soldering itch I've had since childhood (thanks Radio Shack!) but still wondered if I'd ever figure out how to repair anything for real. Working on pinball machines blends so many loves - electronics, games, art, mechanics - and it has provided a wealth of opportunities to learn repair. I'm shedding the 'self-taught' moniker as for most cases I think it's a misnomer. I've been taught by everyone else that has documented their repair process - I just did the feedback, reading, and practice on my own.
Thankful for all the good deals I've found (and forgetting the not-so-good). Thankful for the fantastic people that offer up parts or even send you stuff and won't as much as take postage for it. I try to give back in ways to pay that back.
Thankful to friends that trust me to work on their stuff, and even more thankful to the ones that pay what it's worth even when I don't get around to asking or doing my own skill justice.
Tons more to be thankful for and that's another thing to be thankful for...