Reading through some of the responses of this thread, I'm really surprised and disappointed by how much someone's sign-up date seems to matter around here. I know that I make jokes about being an '06er, thus making me great, but all jokes aside, it just doesn't matter. Who cares if someone signed up in '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, or '11? No one who's important, anyway. There are great '11ers and shitty '01ers, '05ers, etc.
Some of you guys place so much value on a number that is intrinsically unimportant. That's just capricious.