* first of all: please don't be afraid to give constructive criticism, i regard it as useful and won't hold a grudge :) *
I started out as many of you, wanting to do more than just snapshots. This made me buy my first digital camera, a PowerShot S70, which featured manual controls. Getting the hang of this i soon wanted more and bought my first dSLR, an EOS 400D. The last year or so i did not have too much time for my hobby but i'm gradually starting to pick it up again. My new EOS 60D is a great motivation to do so.
I specifically enjoy macro and scenic shots. Love color and atmosphere in a photo. The only thing to do now is practice and see if i can ever get up to a proper level :)