I was never as invested as some- didn't go to any meetups or anything like that- but I started going to wotmania in... I want to say 1999? I started the series right around when Path of Daggers came out, so must have been around then.
To be honest, I'm surprised it's £50 a month to keep this going.
Anyway. I've had a lot of fun, especially with the RPG board. We had some complicated, intense games of Mafia over there.
And kudos to the people who have made effort to post over the last year or two. Even though it's gotten a bit... polarizing.... at least you're posting.