I have heard many, many, times from various people that they were afraid of Shadowlack before they joined. For most I believe it's just been the shear amount of data on the site that's been a hurdle. New players seem to have this tendency to lurk for months before even making their first post, quietly devouring the contents of the wiki. That said... it is totally not necessary to learn everything that's in the wiki. O_o; Some of it is still new and a complete mystery to me. So what else do you find scary and potentially intimidating?