Personally 90% of the return I get as being a member came directly from this message board. Some of the education courses are OK, but I’ve learned a great deal more right here from very experienced inspectors and other trade professionals, electrical, roofing, etc.
Many of these professionals no longer, or rarely, post here. Including a few well respected Nachi lifetime members.
Earlier this year I witnessed 2 longtime members being “kicked out” of Nachi for disagreeing with the powers that be over an issue regarding a new Nachi benefit. That being engineers we could call directly from an inspection site. Which recently I’ve heard nothing more about.
Also, earlier this year, a few threads about a vendor putting pressure on another longtime respected member mysteriously disappeared.
These were very important issues to me.
Then when the MB went into the moderation mode and things really started slowing down, and many I use to count on were not here anymore, I realized the times were a changin’ and there were other resources I can use to spend my valuable time.
Nothing personal Mario, hopefully you’re still my brother and one I very much respect.