TheRedArmy here, and I just recently got into Netrunner. A friend and I went up north to Chicago for an event with the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), and we saw Netrunner in a store. We were already considering playing the old one (via a downloadable client), and so we pooled our money to buy it. I do not regret it for one minute. Even though I lose to said friend all the time.
I live in southern Louisiana here in the USA. Anyone in the area (even Mississippi) please send a holler - I make trips to Mississippi for the SCA on occasion, as well as northern Louisiana. I may be in Baton Rouge on the 30th - anyone in that area then, let me know. Can't confirm yet, however.
I already feel like I'm learning from these boards, and hope I can help bring new players into the fold.
Yours in Honor,