Glad to be aboard. I'm a windows convert and I have been wanting to use linux for over a year, just never had the nerve to make the leap until now. I've had a few hurdles (especially lilo), but I successfully installed VL with no serious problems on my own, and I'm having a blast with it.
I got curious about linux when I interned for a company doing data programming. They used Windows/Mac OS, but I got curious about other OSes when I started using OS X (I was so used to Windows, that I believed it was crap. I was corrected quickly. Very nice!), saw what Linux was about, and gave a live cd a try at home. I was impressed by what could happen w/ an OS on a CD, and the distro wasn't even cutting edge (Santa Fe Linux). I wanted a distro that was hands on and efficient that I switch to from Windows (Slack), then I started getting into simpler distros to start with. When I heard Vector was based on Slack and it was a good/popular distro, I decided I found the perfect distro for me and my needs. I hope to have lots of fun in this community.
EDIT: Using gslapt right now, I've never done something like this before, with the sources at my disposal with a click or a quick entry. This distro is really convenient. Just great for older systems and new. The linux community is awesome.