Hello, I'm a 50+ year young geezer gamer who cut his teeth playing the old AH classic Gettysburg 1964 that my mother bought me at age 12. From there I went on to PnP RPG's such as 1st edition Traveller (Still have the originals!), AD&D, and so on. My first computer game I played was Santa Paravia on a TRS-80.
I'm enjoying the classic games here--it's amazing how they still hold up after all these years--I guess there's a reason they're called classics! I probably enjoy Planescape Torment, the BG series, and the Fallout series the most, but I'm getting into Arcanum and I just bought Might and Magic. I also enjoy 4x games and look forward to renewing my acquaintanceship with MOO 1 and 2.
That's not to say I don't like modern games though. I like DA:O, and DA 2 had its moments. I also enjoy Mass Effect 1, 2, and 95% of ME 3 (We won't get into that] issue though!
In real life, I'm a history instructor at a community college and LOVE my job--few things jazz me more than teaching in front of classroom of (hopefully) eager students. Researching is all well and good, but for me, the real joy comes from the expression on a student's face when they get what you're telling them--that's when I know I've done my job.
Well, enough rambling--it's time to play games! Have fun, everyone!