I can relate to the fascination. I came here in sheer desperation; a messed up system can really ruin your progress! But after learning the answers to my problems, I've become so totally fascinated by linux that I am definitely hooked on this site. But now I've been able to answer a couple of very basic questions from what I've learned, even though I'm still so new, but it was nice to be able to share what I'd been taught. Finally a chance to give something back for all the kindness done for me. Still wish I could offer much more, but I don't know enough yet. So I glue my eyes to the boards in hopes of being able to understand something.
I wish I could nominate a couple here for some kind of award for being so nice.
How about an unofficial, unendorsed kind of LQ award. Hats off to...well, probably half the forum.