It’s really cool when an adult Lego enthusiast gets some big attention from large media outlets. Sean Keeney, who created MOCpages.com and is a LEGO Certified Professional was recently showcased on a Japanese documentary called “New York Wave.” Check out the 20 minute video on his site, seankenney.com.
I admit it; I look at non-NXT Lego sites. Some really, really cool stuff is built by people who use Lego for more conventional purposes. If you only check out Lego robotic sites and blogs, you may be missing out. If you look at only one other Lego/Non-NXT site, make it The Brothers Brick. Every day they showcase at least one very detailed MOC.
I have even dabbled (mostly unsuccessfully) in the realm of building standard Lego creations. A couple of years ago, I took a stab at building a large 8' long paddlewheel.