I created BetterGaia, as you probably know.
So I'm here on Gaia one faithful day in August '08 and say "Hmm... if I can make layouts that looks better than Gaia's, I probably should." So then, the journey begins with learning how sites works. And you know, BetterGaia took hold.
I'm always lurking around the forums, searching for your thoughts on BetterGaia. I'll tip you if I took the time to read your comments.