I want you all to know that I just saw this thread and, as the sensitivity with which that first post was written was nearly Whitmanesque, I had to go back to the beginning to be sure that it had not, in fact, been written by a bona fide
Girlie Man. And, sure enough, it had not.
But it seems clear you have leanings. As one of the first to "come out," as it were, last season and embrace my "GirlieManliness ©", I feel compelled to counsel you to be not afraid of your inner "stoker side," as it ultimately will enable you to keep your hands clean for more than half a day, so you won't streak the paint on your back door -- or your eye shadow. [Here's where I'd put one of the two "fabulous" circum-petaled girlie-smilies from the old board; the new ones are so, well, "old (man) fashioned."] I mean, seriously, "Girliemania ©" could be the next really big thing!
I'm sorry to be so brief about something so very important but, in closing, just remember: the war between the real men and the girlie-men has been fought, and the girlie-men have, well, just slapped them silly!
Take your time. Think it over. But just know: We're all ready to help you over this life-altering threshold when you are.