I have been involved in gaming now for roughly 26 years (1993).
I have been both Player and GM, though never in the same game.
My first gaming book: AD&D Complete Guide to Clerics.
I have really enjoyed a lot of different systems, but my current favorites are: D&D3.5/Pathfinder RPG, Legend of the 5 Rings (d10’s baby), Shadowrun, Deceipher’s Lord of the Rings RPG, Little Fears, White Wolf’s Vampire, Mage, & Changeling (all both versions), d20 Modern (I hold out hope for you yet!), Exalted (2 & 2.5 edition), and more recently GURPS!