Cheese. I'm all about cheese. I've been taking fairly bad photos for about the last 4 years, and really really bad photos for about 4 years before then.
I play with digi and film (MF) and since man-handling a 1940's folder, applying some zone theory to shots, developing my own film, taking one or two courses and, um, practising... I'm getting better.
My goal in the next year or two is to be able to capture the technical aspects of what I want in a photo: whether film or digital; whether a planned concept shot or something I see along the way.
A decade or two past that, I want to be able to capture the philosophy of what I want in a photo; hopefully to the degree that distinguishes me from others.