I am a relative newbie to SPN and its fandom. My 15 year old daughter prevailed on me to give SPN a try in Sept. of 2013 and by the 2nd episode I was addicted. I have a job and 4 kids but I watched 8 seasons in less than 5 weeks. My daughter was delighted that I shared her love of the show and we spent spent several weekend days in front of the TV for 7-8 hours because she loved watching my shock, delight, excitement, laughter, and sadness at all of the twists and turns of the first 8 seasons. She is a Dean girl and I was a Sam fan from the first episode, but we both share a love of seeing the brothers together as much as possible. I actually wondered if there was something wrong with me because I spent so much time thinking about SPN and those brothers. I've watched many well-written, well-acted shows (like Buffy, Lost, Game of Thrones) but never has a show captivated me or engaged me emotionally as SPN has. I thought about it a lot and concluded that it was because of the laser focus on the brothers' crazy, intense, messy relationship those first few years, along with the way the Js brought those characters to life and their amazing chemistry.That brotherly relationship defines their characters and the show itself. Add to that a supernatural setting with lots of action and laughs and you have a perfect show. It's like nothing else on TV, and the best of SPN is IMO the best TV ever. So I began exploring the online fandom to see if there were other middle-aged woman who shared my obsession. I was actually shocked by some of what I found- fans who seemingly hated one of the brothers and/or actors who portrayed him. It's inexplicable to me that someone could watch and enjoy SPN if you hate one of the brothers. And truthfully, I found many of the sites to be Dean/Jensen centric. Then I found The WFB and I instantly felt like I'd found a community of like-minded fans who valued that brotherly relationship as much as I do. Even though it's a mix of Sam fans, Dean fans, and simply brother fans, by and large people voice their opinions respectfully and civilly. In fact, it's often not even apparent if a writer/commentator is a fan of a particular brother. Even the Sam girls who share my frustration and actual distress with how woefully underused Sam has been this year do not resent or disparage Dean. While I am very tired of grim, morose, unhappy Dean I blame the writers. I love Dean and I hope we soon see more of the humor and playfulness that are some of his most endearing qualities. So I want to thank the moderators and contributors on The WFB for providing a haven for fans who love SPN and BOTH brothers to share their feelings.