Congratulations on the purchase of the Facetron. I think you will find this to be a great machine to work with. In so far as your original post, I agree that there does not seem to be a lot of action in the forums. Not sure why this is so exacly except that Facebook may be the preferred medium for many facerers to have discussions these days.
Good luck finding decent rough. I tried the Ebay route with limited success; one or two really good buys out of a hundred purchases with the rest being OK/marginal to downright fraudulent. Haven’t searched out the member list here, you will probably do much better that way, especially for quality.