O_o wow you guys joined this board young. I didn't join this board until I was 16 back in 2009.
Anyway, I was interested in transit since I was around 3 years old way back in 1996-1997 or so. I grew up riding Queensways D901s, D40s and also Wilson's CNG 1996 Orion Vs. I remember in the summers of 2002, 2003, and 2004, my older brother would take me transit fanning with him which was nice because there was way more variety back then. I started transit fanning by myself in 2008, but didn't start taking photos until October 2009, which I regret. The hobby kind of died for me, because of lack of variety, though. I haven't been fanning since July and have no desire to go either.
Don't do that bro. I stopped taking pics in 2002 for the same reason! Always photograph the new stuff. As they will (obviously) become old. Anyway I got into transit about 1987. Really enjoyed the G trains, flyer trolleys and the buses in the old colours. Didnt start fanning alone until 1997.