I started playing X-Wing in June/July of 2014 and after having my first taste of competitive play (Dark Sphere's Tussle over a Tantive) I haven't been able to stop since.
I'm a borderline fanatic Imperial player (with brief dalliances into other factions) and I can't get enough of the TIE Fighter.
I also have a serious problem with painting ships orange.
Since starting, I've won over 15 tournaments (I stopped counting late 2015, it was getting silly) and placing highly in many others.
I once finished in the bottom three of a tournament and we'll never speak of that incident. Ever.
X-Wing is pretty much the only real hobby I have and I wouldn't swap it for any other game, apart from X-Wing 2.0.