I remember nagging my parents for ages to buy me an RC car as my brother had a buggy (Hornet) and eventualy my parents took me down the model shop and i picked out a Mini and got the RC gear with it. I spent hours sharing my brothers charger and battery pack before getting an esc for xmas and my own charger and battery pack. After that i got a Ferrari (cant remember which one and run that around for ages, sometime my brother gave me his buggy. A while after that i sold the lot up to fund other things, mainly paying for my flying models.
Last year i was trawling ebay looking for Millitary models when i came across the sad remains of an XR311, upon googling that i found this site and registerd and duely won the chassis and then the craze started again. Now i enjoy the challenge of hunting down all those bits i need to finish a model and make it a runner. Early this year i picked up a Cheeth and just recantly i recieved a Michelin Pilot.
For me i enjoy the meechanical side of the hobby, i enjoy spending hours looking for those elusive parts that i need to finish a model.