Anyone who's ever built a custom creation probably has faced the pain of looking for the right bricks. More time can be spent hunting bricks than actually building; AND not to mention breaking the creative flow!
In my own experience, by the time I found the right piece, I might forget where I left off or what I intended to do with it...
A well sorted Lego collection won't disrupt a builder's flow, only then can we really "LE-GO" (play well) =)
I hope this group will share and bring together all the different methods of storing & sorting; Overall, improve the "LE-GO" experience for all fellow builders!
Check out the brief index I made of the most common Lego elements. It'll help a lot to know the Lego names or at least the groups they belong before sorting. The index is a condensed version so go to bricklink.com to find the complete catalog.