Hi, I'm georgiedenbro.
I'm 34 and I've been a dune fan since I was 15, when picking up the first book caused my vacation in Maine to vanish and I found myself in an entirely different place for a few days. It's the first book I've read where I couldn't do anything (almost not even eating) until the book was finished. I've read the entire series around 3 times, and need to begin again, I think.
I have a degree in philosophy and in music, went on to become a working actor, and I'm now working as a jeweller for the time being as a day job. Most of my spare time is spent either reading, writing, thinking, or in the arts.
I've read a few threads on this forum and I'm very impressed with the knowledge of the series that you have. This is one of the few written works I've encountered where even assessing what the basic facts of the story are can be painstaking, and I'm happy to see that a lot of work has been done on that. I have a lot of comments and interpretations I've written down about Dune, and after reading the threads made so far I'll see if I can't perhaps bring something new to talk about.
So yes - I'm off to begin reading every thread on this forum before making any comments of my own. Hopefully getting up to speed with the knowledge presented so far can help me to contribute.