Aldie and I created boardgamegeek.com in early 2000 and it's been an amazing experience ever since. I view gaming as primarily a social exercise, so it's important to keep the games appropriate for the group. As an old friend of mine said, "Have a game for every social occasion!" And it's always very important for everyone to keep the right attitude!
I genuinely believe that the world would be a better place if people played boardgames more.