With the impending release of what I hope to be the penultimate W40K experience, I want to ask folks how they got involved in W40K to begin with? For me it was when I was a kid and I'd tag along with my brother to the comic book shops. He was interested in the comics (he actually bought 50 copies Spawn #1 before it came out for like 12 cents a copy... talk about ROI) whereas I always drifted towards the back of the shop, the games section. I'd look at all the models for Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. I'd see the big box games like Warhammer Quest and Blood Bowl. I thought the Space Marines looked awesome. However, for a 10 year old kid the system was waaaay outside my price range. I ordered the original Space Hulk for the PC (the one with the Dark Angels as opposed to the Blood Angels version a few years later). I read a review in a PC games magazine, thinking it was just some "Aliens" type game. I was pleasantly surprised when the game arrived and I made the connection to W40K. I've always followed GW and have read most of the books, played most of the PC games, and even owned Hero Quest and Battlemasters at one point, but I never took the plunge into the actual hobby.