I'm a newbie but also an oldie (i.e., retired aerospace engineer).
I found this site by surfing, looking for plumbing information and was impressed by what I saw/read.
An avid skier, I just bought a second home in UT that has a full basement with roughed-in plumbing and I'm thinking about building a half bath down there.
I've remodeled quite a few homes but have never done any serious plumbing or electrical work.
My hobbies are stained glass, creating freeform sculptures, woodworking, guitar and hiking -- did I mention SKIING. ;-)