I was a little like you, I had been a lurker at the forums for two or three months. I wanted to see a lot of pictures, but found I had to be a member to see them. I joined, and I've learned so much about royal families that I normally would have never thought about, such as Sweden, Jordan, Norway, the Netherlands, and Spain. These are now some of my favorites. I didn't even know ANY of these countries had a monarchy! But anyway, have fun on here, and I hope you feel welcome.