I've been on HP for just over 10 months and what I like best is the sense of community that the site provides. As someone who has lived the majority of his life prior to the inception of the Internet, I'm awed by the fact that I count people from all over the world among my hubber friends.
I appreciate the site as an outlet for my writing, but I really love exchanging thoughts, ideas and information via the comment streams of my hubs and those of so many interesting and knowledgeable writers.
I have found HP to be a supportive community where writers are eager to help other writers, and freely offer advice and encouragement to those who may feel discouraged by the technology, writer's block or other issues.
Although I lack the credentials that would make me an expert in the areas I write about, HP provides me with the opportunity to write from the perspective of a reporter/columnist; able to research a topic and present information in easy to understand prose, with a dash (lol) of opinion and humor.
I don't understand, nor take very seriously, the hub and hubber numbering systems. I just enjoy participating and am glad to have met you, vocalcoach, and so many other interesting people. Going forward, it only promises to get better!