First..Welcome to the Forums. I hope you like it here. You will find we are a friendly & helpful bunch.
About new members...I have found that many people do not choose to post in the "new members" area when they join.
I myself did not even check around enough to see that such a place existed back when I joined. There is an area at the bottom of the page that has newest members listed if you would like to check that out.
also I invite you down to "Banter Hall" to a thread called "Coffee House." They are numbered. Come to the latest number and tell us all a bit about yourself when you feel the time is right. Members can drop in & say something about their day, what is going on in their lives, etc.