I live a pretty secluded life by choice (well, except for DH and kitty, and a few close friends). Because of this, I don't meet new people, much less knitters, very often. (I've never enjoyed being around large groups of people so I really don't care to go out to clubs or anything like that unless DH's band is playing. Well, okay... I guess I went clubbing a lot in my early twenties, but it was more to dance than to meet people.) I also do a lot of my shopping online (I heart ebay), so I don't patronize LYSs much. (I was a bit intimidated the couple times I have.)
I did see a gaggle of knitters at a coffee shop recently, though. They were mostly young women, chatting and knitting. (Funny how knitting is hip now, isn't it?) DH said I should join a group like that, but I'd really rather just knit by myself. I think I would get annoyed if someone tried to talk to me while I was trying to concentrate.
I'm so glad I have the KH community to share my knitting experience with. :D