Ah, the crafty window shopping! I love it!
I know what you mean about the average scrapbooker. I think many scrapbookers start the hobby after trying to jazz up their baby's photo album. I'm not a scrapbooker myself but I really love using some of the scrapbooking supplies. I have used some vintage-style transfers and stickers and some of their gorgeous papers for a Supernatural TV show swap and thats not what you'd imagine scrapbook supplies would be used for! I imagine there are lots of unique scrapbooking projects on craftster.
Perhaps Craftster is ideal for a shy person? You can ask questions without being face to face, which can be scary. Also there is so much information here about crafting projects that if you do enough searching you usually find the answer without having to ask anything! So I guess Craftster is another one of my favourite crafty places to hang out!
P.S. You can send me a personal message whenever you like. I'd be happy to be your "craftster mentor".