David, thanks for the kind words.
Actually, your remarks about French do brings up one issue that've been bothering me a wee bit, namely: this is a French-German forum, and is it really proper to have English comments here? After all, not everybody speaks English.
I feel a little funny writing in English here. When it's you, I know you speak English, but even so, others F-D bilinguals might not, and seeing comments in English might annoy them, justifiably so, I might add.
The problem for me is this: I'm native in English, very good French, but fair-to-poor German; anything I write in German would be understandable, but full of elementary mistakes. If I can see the writer understands French, it's no problem--I just write in French.
But let's say someone posts a question who appears to be a German native speaker with a very basic knowledge of French. A German-French bilingual would notice this, and simply respond in German, which would be the obvious and right thing to do.