Well, since no one else has yet, i wanted to waste some space to wish everyone a happy new year!
Although the industry has seen better times try to remember the things that we have to be thankful for- the industry has survived (though badly bruised) through a few rough years, and seems to finally be improving somewhat; the diversity of the medium has never been so rich; and most importantly remember the enjoyment this artform still brings to all of us. As we enter the new year we should all concentrate on helping bring that enjoyment to a wider audience. I will be doing my part, i hope you will be too.
Here's wishing everyone and the industry itself a productive, creative, and very prosperous new year!