There may be the sort of tightly wound presence that you describe at LR Forums, but it's been very useful to me on odd occasions when I've needed a hand. Likewise I've been able to offer solutions to others. Maybe I've been able to avoid threads there that involve opinion, rather than straight data.http://www.lightroomqueen.com/resources/ go to LR Forums... that's hxxp://www.lightroomforums.net ... I don't like this one, the regulars are the ones selling (and promoting) their commercial plugins.
If you dare to criticize anything about LR (i.e. have ideas on even further improvements to a totally terrific product) you're regularly told if LR doesn't have it, you don't need it.There are lots more...just dig around, do a taste-test and see what works for you.The LR forum's the exact type why I'd rather ask around here, it simply takes too much time to figure out what the general mood of a forum is.
Yep, CR is a great, friendly place to get info that will cut through the mountain of rubbish that inhabits much of the world-wide-web.