I came to Star Trek via my sister and have been a fan since the early 90's, since my sister was watching TNG and DS9 when I was born, so I was basically forced into it. But I liked it very much (otherwise I could have played outside, right?), and I followed it sometimes more and somtimes less eager. I also have the luxury of having lived through the video game heyday of Star Trek, which gave me the privilige to be one of only ca. 5000 owners of a German copy of Bridge Commander (my favourite game, of course)! I must say I am not too fond of Abrams' Trek, but what to do, I'll still be watching it... but I love the classic Trek more, so I'll concentrate on that with my contributions. Besides, but that's just personal opinion, I don't view the Abramsverse as canon.