After graduating college and joining the workforce, my college gaming computer went into retirement. The computer was a six year old XPS that still had some fight left, but with years of injuries, (see internet xxx) the computer had reached old age for new generation PC gaming. This, along with a college self bought graduation PS3 present, put the final nail into coffin for the machine. The other day, maybe 20 more or so, I set up the computer and booted up. After Steam had self updated, I clicked on CS:S, and was shocked. Steam listed all of the hours that I spent on CS:S and that number read 1042 hours. That is 43 days of straight gaming. After being mildly ashamed of that number (and the fact the I had ZERO achievements unlocked), I started to think of all the other games and the time I spent on them throughout my life. They say that you become an expert on a subject if you spend at least 10,000 hours on the subject. With over 1000 hours just on CS:S, I am confident to say that I am an expert gamer. I can pick up any game and understand the control scheme and basic game play instantly. I have spent many hours on gaming websites reading up on games and gaming news. I currently still read up on WoW (which I no longer play) and read development news on NS2 (which I have no intention of playing). I would venture to say that the editors and many members of this site fit into my same category. So basically, I am an expert gamer and my opinion is based on experience. I can nerd out on any gaming subject. I rock on FPS, RTS, and RPG games. Where have you guys spent most of your time gaming? Sidenote: Clearly I am not the best writer and have problems with syntax.