I've started playing 40k back in 3rd edition, took a break just before 5th edition and returned during the midst of 7th edition.
While I initially started playing Space Marines (some homebrew ultramarines successor chapter) back in the day, I decided to start a new army when I returned to the game in 7th - so now I'm playing
Imperial Guard Astra Militarum.
I'm slowly countering the 'gray horde syndrome' my AM are suffering from, but I've got to admit that I'm more of a builder/converter person than a painter. My painting skills are slowly improving, but I doubt I'll ever reach GD/display model levels. If university just didn't eat up so much of my shedule. And reading books. And drawing. And building models. And converting models. And ...
Anyway, with my guard army nearly finished (haha, as if! ), I'm looking into reviving my Space Marines. Coming from an era when the Space Marine Codex had only about 1/3rd the units, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the options available in the Codex right now - which is (one of) the reason(s) I registered at the Bolter and Chainsword. So far, this place seems very knowledgeable and a lot more mature than other 40k related communities.
I'm looking forward to learn from the combined experience gathered round here and hope to become a constructive part of the community soon.
Do note: English is not my mother tongue. While I am somewhat fluent in the language, I might make some mistakes or show a tendency to use slighly more archaic/formal forms of grammar than necessary. Please feel free to correct me when I do.