I just joined this forum. I have been living in Taiwan for 16 years but I don't have an APRC, yet. I am going to try to apply for one, although I will have to go via the real estate appraisal route, unlike most of the posters here.
I joined because I found this awesome thread about the APRC. However, although most of the information is updated on page one, this long thread which is now 102 pages long is a bit overwhelming, especially for a new-comer! I will take my time to read through all the important information and I'll try to summarize most of it into a wiki page, which then can be kept up to date as more information trickles in.
Thus, I hope to be able to contribute something useful to the expatriate community in Taiwan.