I started playing strategy boardgames back in the early 80s, buying and playing both two-player wargames and multiplayer games from a variety of publishers, but mainly Avalon Hill. These days I am mainly a eurogamer, although with my background I still prefer the more heavily themed euros, rather than the abstract light ones. Over the years I have also grown less fond of the classic "American/British" style multiplayer game where diplomacy, backstabbing and whining are the prime ingredients. Theme is good though, particularly when married to good mechanics.
I still spend some of my gaming time with traditional wargames, and other thematic games. A gaming combination of mostly eurogames and a bit of thematic games and wargames seems to work great for me at the moment.
My life, apart from games, centers about: My lovely wife and two kids, Enterprise Java software development (work!), playing the piano, a bit of Irish folk music (I play the flute, but it's veeery laid back these days), disc golf, computer games, good food, beer and whisky.