I don’t think a forum of this type would “suck away” the more knowledgeable folks from the regular forum. I’ve seen people on here post on other Internet forums, so I don’t see how it would be much different. And if anything, people will probably try to increase the quality of their posts in the regular forum hoping that they’ll eventually get “Dog Pound” status; this would only help the regular forum in the long run. Just another perspective from someone who just started posting here.
Chris, looking forward to your new forum and weekly articles.