I wrote the opening post in this thread in 2010. I finally posted it in 2016, and to my astonishment, it prompted 89 responses in two days. I rediscovered it today (having completely forgotten it), and re-read the whole thing. When it was fresh, I was disappointed by some of the response, because I couldn't follow it or found it boring. Reading it again, I feel just the same way, but it was fun to read that a lot of guys felt that they had grown up in exactly the same life. So what?