Photography has been a hobby since I was 17 years old (took my first picture with my dad's Rollei 35).
For a long time, I used a Pentax SF-X film SLR, later a Nikon F75. After letting it sleep for some years, I rediscovered my hobby when I bought a Panasonic LX2, which IMHO is a great tool for a compact camera.
Nevertheless: not satisfied with the limitations of a compact camera regarding image quality and control, I recently bought a Nikon D90, which amazes me with its image quality and possibilities. Wonder where it'll take me.
Nikon D90, lenses and flash ;-)