I had a very long Dark Age that ended when my next door neighbor's son told me that Lego made remote control trains. My first AFOL purchase was the Cargo Train-60052. I was hooked! I have since built hundreds of sets and MOCs.
I design most of my MOCs in Bricklink Studio first and then build them. As my skill grows I'm now trying to design MOCs worthy of Lego Ideas submissions. My first accepted Ideas submission is the Canal Village of Zhouzhuang.