I'm sure there's quite a few things that's happened in CS this year to be grateful for. New photographer-photographer / talent-photographer relationships made, new useful model / lighting workshops, new photo-outings, more awareness in IPR, creation of critique corner & IR group, more members, fantastic photographs etc etc
I for one am delighted at how the critique corner has grown amidst the uncertainty of how it would be received & given. Initially there were only a handful of commenters, but i've seen how it has matured that CSers are now more able to provide an effective critique. I've certainly read a lot less 'nice shot' comments throughout the photo forums as well.
Please contribute your thoughts and opinions. Mods & Admins welcome here.
In view of the spirit of giving, remember: Grateful Things in CS only please. Leave your sarcasm & brickbats in a different thread which someone else may be inclined to start. This can be a nice year-end review to list our achievements and provide the closure to another eventful year.