My first SLR was a Pracktica LTL - I bought it 2nd hand and it did me well as a learning tool. I sold it on a few years later to a friend at work who used it for years afterwards. I wish I'd kept it, and the OM1's and had a collection of vintage cameras, (I always wanted one of the Nikkormat's for no other reason than I liked the look of them).
Everytime I see the profile picture of Eidea-aka Stormfish, I think it is the picture of Gregory. I don't know why he looks like him so much, in that picture, when it is small. Doesn't it do it to you or am I just odd?
I would never have said this picture was you! You grew very much into your own person, I am sure you were then, but you have now so much character.