i used to believe that i was getting a second rate physics education because i wasn't attending any classes and the only way i could get answers to problems was to ask them here. so a little while ago i went to my first public lecture on physics since i started studying physics heavily. some astronomer made a simulation of the andromeda and the milky way galaxy colliding into each other over the next 7 billion years. so after his talk i got to ask my first question, it was about dark matter. i didn't even remember what the guy said because i couldn't really understand him. it's then that i realized that asking question on the forum where you can see what they're saying clearly and look stuff up if you don't understand is the first rate way to do things and asking questions in public using spoken words is second rate. it all comes down to the written word is superior to the spoken word.