OK, I paid... ;)
Sometimes you just need to pay for something and hope it all works out. I have been re-engaging in my past affair with Chess. I have bought a new board a clock and even a subscription to chess.com. Why the subscription? Because in my day job I am an IT guy and I know what a whipping it is to do something for nothing. Whoever is responsible for this site has done a great job and i hope to reward them with my subscription. If you do a job, or are independently wealthy, consider throwing the developer a bone and pay up. It's cheaper than ICC, the play is pretty good and it promises to get even better.
So thats my 2 cents... challenge me if your not over 1400 and I'll try and keep up. i hope to get my playing goggles back on and get with the program, until then beef up your stats with some easy fodder here.