The decision to buy a SLR camera was a big deal for me, mainly because of the costs and the fact I didn't know if I will use it often enough. In the end I just bought one and I can say it was one of the best investments I ever made. Now I love taking pictures, trying out new techniques and to fetch the maximum out of the camera. I'm interested in all different types of photography, cuz every field has it's own incentives. After taking the first pictures I've decided to publish them somewhere in the www. A friend showed me the page 500px.com and I was impressed immediately. There are so many stunning photographers whose work amaze me again and again. When I got the first feedbacks by other photographers to my work it really motivated me to develop my work also. Photography hasn't changed my life, but now I've generated a completely different way to discover the world. I'm glad that I made this decision and and found a new passion in life.
Thanks to everyone for all your great comments and votes - I really appreciate it :)