I've been playing since about 1993, mostly D&D. Started in second edition, went through 3rd, 3.5e and am very much enjoying 4e! I've also played a variety of other games including Buffy, Mage, Over the Edge, Exalted, Feng Shui and some LARPing. I also post on www.enworld.org under the username Mathew_Freeman and at www.circvsmaximvs.com as Tallarn.
Having read lots of debate on the subject, I'm a gamist rather than a simulationist, and I'm a tactician/combat monkey when it comes to playing.