Approaching five years ago: First six months with a rechargeable cigalike. *One* cigalike - the hours I must have spent waiting for the little fucker to pick up enough charge for another toot, I don't know how I managed it. During that time I never encountered anyone else who vaped. Then I went to a meet I'd read about on UKV, and was given a crash course in serious vaping. Ordered my first proper kit almost immediately: a V2 Vamo, an Igo-L dripper, and an Aga T2 genny. And the coil-building necessaries. The Vamo/Igo-L is still on my desk, and still works, although I seldom pick it up these days. Still using rebuildables and mech tube mods almost exclusively though.