Well, as a "new" peeps, I feel the need to contribute to this thread.
CAA has been...so many different things in the year (and a half?) that I've been active here. The primary word I'd use to describe it is crazy.
My most prominent memories are of the insanity that can ensue in the chatroom, with the right weather conditions.
As my first form of internet socialization, CAA introduced me to a lot of things. MMO's, Bible studies, prayer groups, advice and counsel from so many different angles, and really just a greater understanding of people outside my tiny little circle at home (socially inept homeschooler that I was).
Like Ordg said, I've met people I wouldn't trade for the world. Maybe I'm fooling myself, but I feel like some of my "online" friendships are far stronger than a lot of the "real life" ones I've had (not the past tense). And I don't think it's necessarily the real life vs. online. There are just some awesome people that I never would have met otherwise, that I've really grown close to and can't imagine losing touch with.
I've had more opportunity to grow and help others grow as Christians here at CAA than in most of my life outside of it. I've found myself going to Scripture and strengthening my walk with God as a result of coversations or discussions with the people here at CAA quite often, and looking back I'm overwhelmed and grateful for the growth. And I love the opportunity to be an encouragement to others.
And, well, now I'm rambling. I've not been around too long, so the memories are all kind of packed into a small timeframe, but they've been amazing all the same, and I look forward to making more and, who knows, maybe being able to look back down the road in 8 years or so just as much a part of CAA as I am now.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8 KJV
They have shewed thee, O teen, what is good; and what doth the world require of thee, but to fit in, be wealthy, have good looks, and be rebellious? -Peer Pressure 1:1
"I hate milk; it's like drinking vomit." -Edward Elric and me.
ClaecElric4God in regards to Wolfsong - You're the coolness scraped off the top of this morning's ice cream, after being pulled out of a beautiful summer day!