Well, I've been lurking since sometime in early '05 or '04, can't rightly remember to be honest. Never joined the forums as I'm socially inept, but quite frankly.. That sound clip actually managed to get me to laugh, so I had to come and say bravo. Probably the best part of my holidays this year.
On an unrelated note, I just wanted to reassure you that there are still those of us (Aside from those who are active and known here) who've been with you for years and have no doubts in your commitment and dedication to bringing us a wonderful game. As a developer myself, I know the time taken doesn't show how lazy you are, it shows how hard you work. Happy belated holidays, TSL Team, and thank you.