I got my first wargame in 1975, a little gem called Panzerleader. A year later I had maybe a dozen AH titles and was just starting to reach towards SPI when RPG's arrived in the form of AD&D. RPGs dominated my gaming dollars, but I still bought the occassional wargame.
In 1981 I joined the US Army and spent the next 4 years all around the US and in Europe. My gaming time was in decline, but what of it there was was spent playing AD&D 2nd Edition with the rare board game getting some table time.
When I got out of the Army, most of my buddies had, well, real lives with young children. Fishing and outdoor sports were how I spent much of my free time until about 1996 when I started playing Magic. This went on until 1999 when I got married to the best girl in the world and I stopped playing just because I could not justify spending the bucks it takes to be competitive.
At the end of 2004 my wife and I finished building a house and it has a huge open space that is great for family gatherings and, as luck would have it, gaming. My buddies now have enough free time to come play some games every few weeks and we get together bi-weekly to enjoy one another's company over a good board game.
Anyhow, I've gone from wargamer to RPGer, to CCG, and finally I've settled in on board games. I will still play just about anything, but board games and wargames (to a degree) are what I am interested in these days.