I started homebrewing in Nov 2016 and was immediately hooked. A good friend of mine pointed out a place to buy an (extract) kit and recommended I start out with something Belgian; I'll forever be grateful.
It's such an awesome time to be a homebrewer. The industry is mature enough that we has access to automated electric systems that produce great tasting beer for about the price of a good electric guitar. And there's an incredible variety of ingredients out there!