Where do I begin??? Well I had a couple of point a shoot cameras and as a Christmas present my wife got me a photography lesson and the bloke turned up and took one look at me camera and said "I can't teach you much with that!"
So, a short time later I was the proud owner of a Nikon D90. For once I actually used a "gadget" to its full potential and 3 years later bought a D700.
Thanks for all the inspiration and one day I might shoot as good as some of you!