Mission Statement: the mission of WP Questions is to support the WordPress community by supporting those experts who help the community by answering other people's questions. We support the experts in 2 ways: monetary support and also public praise and recognition.
When I am facing a tight deadline, I do not want to spend 4 hours looking up information on Google - I'd rather just pay someone to tell me the answer.
Darren Hoyt has 12 years experience as a visual & UI designer and is known in the WordPress community for themes like Mimbo and Gravy. He also runs a WordPress news aggregator and his own WP theme marketplace.