QuickBox is where the world needs to be. A concept for a stand alone system, so powerful and useful... yet so simple to use! I personally came from a dedicated Windows box, running on the same hardware that is now my QuickBox. I had issues with my box having the general Windows issues of RAM running out due to memory holes, just getting slow over time and needing rebooting, all that fun stuff.
Looking at some forums I stumbled across QuickBox.... "Just a simple script to fix your life" I think I remember reading about. Seeing that QuickBox ran on Linux, really caught my attention. Seeing how easy it was to run from a command line, yet with all the visuals needed for someone to run who isn't a true hardcore Linux person. I actually had a lot of fun learning Linux all over again (since it's been years that I really ran the OS for a dedicated box).
But after I got my box things did not stop there. It was the community that drew me in as well! With my Windows box it just sat and ran, if I got into trouble it was hours of Googling, usually figuring out it was a driver issue or security patch update screwing something up. With Quickbox though there is a great community that stands behind the product, from general chatter about random thoughts (which I've added to myself), to trying to sort out issues (even the dumb questions - which I've ask). Moderators, with this not being their paid job or anything, are quick to respond and give technical feedback... with other users also chiming in with helping from personal experiences.
Every few days I get the email with what's been going on inside the community, which I find very helpful as well! I do not always have time to sit and be involved, but the email update is great! I get to see what questions are being asked, topics being posted, and feel I'm able to keep a pulse on what's going on. QuickBox I feel is one of the few forums I'm easily able to keep up with, and look forward to keeping up with!
Being a computer person I'm a tweaker by nature. Usually with a "dedicated server" I'm not so inclined to tweak with or modify once it's running. Though being able to see the other projects or questions others have, and the speed that moderators respond and have an answer or helpful information... I'm never nervous with trying something "new" out. The other reason I'm not nervous though is the software is pretty rock solid. I mean between adding the cool darker theme to the dashboard, to changing repos, nothing has caused my box to crash or be offline.
With the Wiki, the new GitHub, in addition to all the other little changes here and there, I am simply amazed! Though it is not surprising with such dedication that others have seen that and are interested in the project. For being community based and run in people's spare time... this is lightyears ahead of some actual businesses out there.
I can't say I'm as advanced as some of the others running a ton of plugins, as @KRG-23 as, I'm happy with my simple setup. I'm running an old Intel board setup with 2GB of RAM, but RAID1 for an OS drive and RAID5 for my download/seeding drive. I'm here simply to be able to run Deluge and keep it running around the clock to make the places I'm seeding at happy! But my setup is stable, it runs, and it has been so much more stable and more powerful than my Windows side. I've been running the QuickBox way for awhile now for 6+ months now. And even within the short time I've seen, this project seems to have jumped leaps and bounds from when I joined!
With my box, I show it off to a lot of my friends who do the same sort of stuff. I've actually had requests from some to help them set up boxes, and also manage one other box aside from my own personal one. Which I don't mind, for once, because the boxes pretty much run themselves (aside from doing updates now and then as needed).
I am a supporter of the project, I only wish I was able to help out more! I wish the QuickBox team the best and (feel that) I am one on many very happy users.
I'll end with this thought... sometimes it's the simple things in life that make us the happiest, and QuickBox definitely reflects that!