Been gaming since I was ten, played the Keep of the Borderlands with my first character: Dorvell the halfling. My first gaming group was run by my 13 year old brother and consisted of my mother, my grandparents, and me.
Since then I've played with many great and not so great players, started running a campaign for the first time ever at the age of eighteen, with AD&D Second Edition. I've played through every iteration of DnD until 4th edition came out. It took me awhile to find out about Pathfinder, however I have never regretted the transition to Paizo's products. I see no reason to switch to another system