Guys, this is stellar.
I've been regularly coming to NG for about 5 years now, mostly enjoying the aspects of the forum community, dabbling in audio (and now a teensy bit in Flash, stay tuned)... and I just want you to know that this kind of system... this really, really cool system, is MORE than I would have ever expected in terms of "compensation." Not that I ever felt I needed any, but even so.
This sort of thing truly sets NG apart and resonates perfectly with the claim that NG isn't some sort of "faceless" corporation. My e-hat is off to the NG Staff; you all should truly be proud of what you've accomplished and I hope you believe me when I say I am as excited as you guys are for the massive potential this site has to unleash in the very near future.
I am set to enter the professional world of business in a few years, quite possibly to pursue marketing or PR. The ideals and attitude you guys have displayed are something that will certainly influence me in that regard.