how long have we waited to pluck up the courage to sing our own praises ?

Way too long. And it's not a question of being big headed, far from it. We DO deserve praise for what we're doing, it's a tough job - but someones got to do it.

So enjoy your encore Curtiss, you've waited long enough.

Dave \:D

( Theo, I just edited your post so it fitted on the page )

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau