As a new-ish Amel SM owner (July 2017) I could not agree with you more! This forum was one of the tick marks in the "PRO" column when we were deciding which boat to buy. The depth of knowledge and experience, the willingness to share that knowledge and the genuine "niceness" of the forum members really is extraordinary.
And if you think it's valuable BEFORE you buy an Amel wait until you own one. It's value is immeasurable!
Good luck in your search!
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA