Welcome to our forum.
Sorry I am a little late chiming in here, I've been out of town and there's been lots to catch up on after I got back. I hope you enjoy your time here as a member and I'm sure you're right, some of your local poly friends are probably members here too.
Take the time that you need to make an informed, well-thought-out decision to venture into poly. It tends to be a lot of work, but has great rewards. Hopefully this site will continue to be a helpful/insightful place you can go.
Glad to meet you here,
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"