Played wargames and RPGs in late '70s to mid-'80s. Went on to other hobbies but returned to gaming in 2000. My primary interest is in wargaming, with the American Civil War and World War II being my favorite topics. I've recently begun playing Euros such as Puerto Rico and Saint Petersburg.
My top 10 list reflects my highest rated games. My hot list reflects the games I'm currently most interested in either playing soon, or just studying replays and strategy articles.
A note on my ratings. I use the BGG recommended guidelines, with an emphasis on my desire to replay the game, for most games.