I've been playing games all my life, starting with chess when I was 6 and playing it competitively until early teens. I played a lot of computer RPGs, even D&D, and remember liking Monopoly & Risk! I moved on to CCGs and then sort of rediscovered boardgames when I played Settlers of Catan. I started out playing lots of euros but my love of history attracted me to the wargaming side. Now I mostly play war games & war-euros.
My favorite aspect of gaming is learning a game well enough to use advance strategies. I get to this point by playing a few games repeatedly. I find mastering a game to be most satisfying. Fun is to play a game you know well against an opponent who is equally skilled.
I sell a lot of games to pay for my attendance at conventions. Mostly games I pick up at auction there. If you are looking for a game I don't have let me know and I may be able to acquire a copy.
Founding member of the Miami Boardgaming Meetup: http://boardgames.meetup.com/389/
My avatar, if you are wondering, is the Witch King card art from Middle Earth CCG. ME CCG was one of the early CCGs I played and it is one of my all time favorite games. Another is War of the Ring, for which I help run an online tournament here on BGG every year in March.