I have had lots of experience with DnD. When I was 11 or 12 my brother discovered it and thought it would be fun. We could not afford any books so he made things up as we went. When we got older we played the right way with the books and the rules. I think I almost liked his version better. lol.
In the last fews years I have branched out to other roleplaying games. Like deadlands (which I am currently playing)and Warhammer. I like getting to be someone else once a week. It is a great stress reliever.