I got introduced to roleplaying by a couple of friends from my church choir (if you can believe that) to AD&D when I was 13. I'd tried earlier, but my mother is one of those people who think roleplaying is satanic. Oh-kay, Mom.
Well, thirteen years later, I've played Palladium, Rifts, White Wolf, AD&D, Twilight 2000, Amber Diceless, and a couple of other, smaller titles (like The Whispering Vault). I don't get to play a lot--there aren't a lot of gamers in town, but I do run a Mage: the Ascension game on AOL, and I've done at least one LARP (with my best friend, he runs the Garou LARP at Carnegie Mellon U. in Pittsburgh).
And apparently, I'm damn good at playing a Toreador, or so I've been told. I dunno. :) When I role play, I do it for my own enjoyment. If other people also enjoy the game, great for them. If I don't enjoy it too...why the hell should I do it in the first place?
Maybe we all should start up a game? ::chuckles::