Just wanted to mention one thing from your post. I see where you say about having a different forum for each state. One thing that you can do, is go to the "networking forum". There are a lot of threads in there from all different kinds of areas. Ex: I just happened to look and I found a thread for Pittsburgh, the area I'm from. If you look, I'm sure you'll find a thread for your area and be able to talk with guys from your own area. Just an idea.