I realised that I've been playing Gran Turismo for seven years. Seven years. Has it been that long? I first got GT1 when I was 11. I remember sitting there on a dining chair about six feet from the screen doing race after race after race, sitting there, entranced. I remember talking with my parents about whether to get a Nintendo or a PlayStation. I was originally for the Nintendo - you can appreciate how glad I am now that they went for the PlayStation over the Nintendo. My first ever experience of GT was at an exhibition where Peter Brock, Australia's greatest ever race driver, was signing autographs, and I saw this thing called a PlayStation and a game being played on it called Gran Turismo. That's when I turned around and said, "I want Gran Turismo as my first ever PlayStation game". And that's where the legacy started. I now have nine GT games including two of the original - one original disc and one platinum - two of the second game - including one original and one platinum - GT3, GTConcept, GT4p and a "making of GT4" DVD. So including the DVD that's ten. I want to reflect on how I've advanced as a driver. I can remember pulling the PlayStation out of the box, and finding this demo disc with a bunch of games on it. One of them was the original Gran Turismo. I played that for ages and ages and I can still remember doing the B1 license over and over because I just... couldn't... win it. Then I got GT1 and I didn't stop playing it for weeks and weeks. It was just this amazing game that held me totally bound for ages. I didn't know a thing about setting the car up, or how to drive, or even what each part I bought did. But gradually through the years I advanced as a driver. I still don't know how to set a car up, but I've gone from learning the game myself to teaching GT3 to my 12 year old brother. Gran Turismo holds so many memories for me, and it was just a chance encounter that got me to decide to buy the game in the first place, and I'm so happy that I did, otherwise I wouldn't have found the joys of this wonderful game, or this wonderful site for that matter. Long live Gran Turismo.