Hiya Dan. Well, we're a friendly bunch.
I'm a resident jackass of these forums. As for your interest in reading SW comics and stuff like that, history of Sith vs Jedi... hey that's what we're here for. You might actually check out the surrounding subforums like the outer regions, republic newsfeed, stuff like that.
If you like to debate or have serious discussions, that's for Kavar's corner. Then there is the holowan labs and other such areas for our fabulous modders. Some still remain, some have come and gone. We get new ones all the time--I mess with my games here and there but am jittery about actually releasing anything of my own.
Anyway, yeah make yourself at home and welcome to LF!