Personally, I have not found myself struggling to hold on, in large part due to the forums.
Everyday I spend just a bit too much time reading through the posts, and finding little gems: potential projects, workflow improvements, different (and often better) ways to utilize various software, reminders of methods or strategies, and just generally the feeling of an enthusiastic, creative and helpful community that has been lacking for me ever since I moved last year.
I am humbled by the knowledge and skill that I see here, which has forced me to continue learning and dreaming. I have made attempts to help others who have questions, and in some cases I have helped. In other cases I have learned that what I thought was the correct answer, best practice, best product, etc. was wrong… and so avoided mistakes or problems that I would certainly have encountered had it not been for the wait time. With each new discovery I think again that the delay between ordering and fulfillment is in fact a boon for me, as I will be exponentially more prepared to start realizing projects once the Glowforge does finally ship.
And hey, free book!