I'd just like to say that I find it very very strange that we have a carding board, with a whole of 22 topics, but not a woodworking board when the woodwork tag alone has almost 200 topics! Seems kind of unfair to me.
I agree with taking swaps out of hot new projects, but I really like seeing them in the recent with pictures section. Many things made for swaps don't end up getting their own post, and I never would have found whatever cool thing that was because I rarely look at galleries for swaps that I haven't participated in.
Things might look up for me down the line as my boyfriend has told me he wants to get me a new computer for Christmas... as it is, mine crashes literally 10 times a day making anything I need to do take probably four times a long. Also, my health insurance came though so soon I will be joining you wisdom teeth people! One of mine is sort of pushing my teeth out of alignment already.