The first camera I used was my Dad's new (at the time) Nikon FE. I think I used it more then he did. My dad still has the camera, but now my niece uses it more than he does.
The first camera I bought was a Nikon F-401X (N5005) that was on sale dirt cheap (and now I know why). Fall of 2002 I picked up a Yashica C off ebay. Love that bigger negative. Wasn't long before I had commendeered the bathroom for printing. Debating on wether to go with a newer SLR medium format or getting a 4x5 camera. Hmmm choices, choices...