Personally, I'm thrilled that Leo does the birthday threads and that someone remembers every single day. I'd hate for any member to not get a birthday wish here or be left out. Thanks to him, that rarely happens.
I can understand if you're new and you don't the members, why would you want to wish a stranger a happy birthday? I think everyone is entitled to get a happy birthday greeting and I'm damn glad we have someone like Leo and Eldee (who sometimes does them too) that is considerate enough to do it.
So rather than add a bunch of I want to thank Leo in particular for posting them.