Started in early wotlk, fell in love with the game. Had a lot of spare time on my hands working mostly part time jobs or between jobs.
Finally got a half decent full time job a couple of weeks before mop hit, levelled my char, but just could not guarantee being online for raids (i'm a pve'er) Decided that real life > wow and haven't looked back since!
Missus still plays and i still speak to my old wow mates and even follow the world first races. I always thought i'd come back, never gave away my gold, got a double capped char sitting out there gathering dust xD