Good morning from California!
I am mostly into the 30k/40k universe and got my first exposure playing WH40k: Dawn of War II through a Steam sale. I then started checking out the massive 40K wikia, then discovered the Lexicanum, and from then I've been backreading the novels set in the Horus Heresy and the 40K timeline.
I really wanted to start collecting/painting/playing with the models and was tempted by an $80 Dark Imperium Starter box (normally $160) for Black Friday but alas.....other responsibilities reared their ugly head xD.
Anyways I'll mostly be in the Black Library forums, lurking or posting. Nice to meet you all!