So, it's been on my List of Useful Things to learn for a while for various reasons, but I've been concerned about my ability to communicate with it because I understand ASL requires eye contact/strong facial expressions and...I generally don't like looking at faces, especially the faces of people I don't know. I'm not very good at reading expressions either and that's probably related. The exception is people I know well, like the person I date, but I look at her face because I like her face, not really for communication... I think it's at least partially an anxiety thing, and I remember being put off by Deaf people when very young because of the no volume control/strong facial expressions combo. I have since grown up and can understand that other people have different experiences, etc etc, and I think knowing ASL is a good life skill. I just am not sure how much of a deal breaker the face thing is w communication/if there are any workarounds maybe.