23....became fairly fanatical about the chemical processes in early high school and loved the aesthetic of BW. I think I have a soft spot for nostalgia (I am quite the luddite most the time).
After experimenting with lots of cameras and gear (including some digital), I realized less is more and simplified all of my processes to focus more on the images themselves and now have 1 4x5, two MF, and 3 35mm.
That said, darkroom BW and lith is blast because it's so peaceful and creative. I do believe that alt-processes will survive healthily because of digital negs. Printing PT/PD and other styles with digi negs is great fun and the quality is excellent--all without the need of a giant camera. I think our generation will usher in a few masters of those techniques.