While I have been painting miniatures for what seems to me ages, it's actually about 17 years or so, it was 2nd edition 40K from GW that got me into gaming. I still vividly remember my first game and relish it as my first feat of Glory on the field of well the tabletop. Now for years now I have stopped playing the regular flagship GW games for a whole bucket-load of reasons, yet each time I try to put this in writing it ends up with me ranting at GW. So before I start doing that again here's a video of someone who put the finger on the sore-spot in a very decent and constructive way. Check it out and judge for yourselves:
Listening to Matthew from Mini-wargaming.