I have literally ALWAYS loved taking pictures. Always.
I took a photography course in high school, and we were only allowed to use a Film SLR camera with a 50mm lens. (Come to think of it, when I took this course, digital cameras were brand new technology.)
I loved that SLR, still have it on my camera shelf today. I loved being challenged by and learning from the camera and the limitations of the lens (aka no zoom - craziness, lol).
Since I bought my Digital SLR ... sheesh, I think it was over 5 years ago now ... I have wanted to get a 50mm lens for it, so that I can have some variation and diversity. And last week, I scored an amazing deal at work - my employee discount on a boxing week special, allowed me to purchase this lens (taxes in) for under $90 which was fan-freaking-tastic !!
Now it's time to go play : )