I thought I would introduce myself. I've joined a month or so ago (maybe more?) and have been reading the messages.
I use Gregg shorthand at work almost everyday. I love it and am amazed that I rarely find another person who knows shorthand. I learned it in high school from 1980-1982. I do believe that it is a dying art. I've offered to teach it at my local vo-tech school, but haven't had enough insterested students to make a class yet.
I think my love of shorthand comes from a passion for learning languages. I believe shorthand is a language in itself. I also speak a little spanish and german and I am currently in an interpreter's training program for American Sign Language (second semester).
My shorthand also comes in handy for sign language class.
Just wanted to say hello and that I have enjoy reading your messages. :)