While I appreciate the help that ed_NBOS offers, it seems to me that he is either unable or unwilling to devote too much time to support users here (e.g. the API remains an almost useless bare framework with little explanation and very few examples, advice on plugins is short and cryptic at best, and it seems that he has to be poked in order to get a response to questions). I find that a little frustrating considering that we pay $35 for the program - a little more support would be nice.
It seems to me that what this board needs is a community to help eachother out, which is pretty much non-existent at the moment. I don't know if that's because only a small number of people are buying AS3, or if those who do aren't aware of the forums, or if they buy it, try it, and then give up without ever coming here. There seem to be no "resident experts" (other than ed_NBOS) who can share their knowledge, answer questions about how to use the program, and help people figure out how to make sense of the API (I guess I may even be the closest equivalent to one right now, but there are huge gaps in my AS3 knowledge).
So are there any knowledgeable people lurking on the boards? Is there anyone else other than me here who wants to help people out? (Alan Bartholet seems to have disappeared, he wrote a lot of good plugins a couple of years ago and would be exactly the sort of person we need around here to help out...)
Basically - if you're out there, post a message here and let's see if we can build up a network of support!