Being a opensource dev sometimes feels like a drag. You think that nobody is using the stuff you create and that all the time invested into its public face (website, mailinglists etc) is a waste of time. It is in moments like these that a post about your project on a community news site means a lot. Sure, i could bother the news admins to get my stuff posted, but i just like it a lot better when they post stuff without me harrasing them. Just my thoughts on the subject.