I'm a "follower" which means I read Chowhound to see what others have found and then go try out the restaurant. Others are "finders" who take the risks by going out to try new restaurants or finding as yet undiscovered gems.
I'm a follower because I don't get to go out often, maybe once a week and when I go, I want to know that what I am going for will be worth it. So I tend to eat at those places that I've come to know and love or those that have been vetted by my fellow Chowhounders.
I want to thank the "finders" for going out to discover these great places!