I'm new here and pretty much new to bourbon ('cept for a little Jim Bean back in my college days). My name is Rob, I'm 41 and live/work in metro Detroit.
Coming from a Tequila background and a small dip into Scotch, I'm amazed at how reasonable bourbon is! I've almost felt guilty at what some bottles cost.
So far, I've only had Heaven Hill (not so good, but nice to try to have a low-level baseline to compare against) and Elijah Craig 12 (which I liked quite a bit). I am busy acquiring a stockpile that I hope to start in on soon.
Thanks to everyone here for this wealth of info! I hope to be able to contribute something of worth before too long.