You're very welcome! I do hope you'll never find ubuntuforums to be a Lion's Den though! I am occasionally guilty of exchanging the terms "Windows" and "Winblows" in jest, but that's about as far as I go
The community here is, IMHO, second to none among Linux distros. I originally started out with Debian, and when I first moved to Ubuntu I was overwhelmed by the readiness of people here at ubuntuforums to offer support. Indeed, due to the similarity of Debian and Ubuntu (since Ubuntu is based on Debian), I was already gleaning valuable information from here even before I switched over.
However true it may be, I like to think of most of those running Ubuntu, or contributing to the community, or indeed developing for it as having something of the Ubuntu spirit about them - I often get such a feeling from the people here.
Best wishes to your good self, and as they say, may the spirit of Ubuntu be with you.
Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. "A person is a person through other persons".