I joined very recently a complete beginner and have really been enjoying myself, and have met some wonderful people who have been helping me with my game of chess. I even received a 10-day Diamond membership which I am also loving. I am 19 and a student so it is great to have all this help. I know when I get the money together I will be upgrading to this! Thank you to all who have helped me so far. This seems like quite the community!