I got into aquairiums about 15 years ago, for about 5 years, but never had any luck with live plants.
I guess it has been nearly a year now since I got back into aquariums, and I have had so much better "luck" with plants.
The main reason is because of this forum.
Everyone here has been very very helpfull, even answering newbie questions... not one person has ever been rude to me.
Thanks to you guys I have an aquarium as or almost as beautifull as some of the aquariums I see in magazines.
You have even been helpfull with non plant issues.. like the time I got ich and couldn't medicate the tank... or more recently giving me information on a Goby's diet.
Whenever I have a question, if at first google does not succeed, I come here and get help every time.