I've been into games all my life.
At tender age of 7 I got my first machine: The almighty C-64.
Most important thing to me is to experience the games. Collecting them comes second. At the moment, I own ~1000 original games on 15 platforms.
Not much, but my collection grows almost every week.
Luckily I work at a games store, so acquiring new games isn't a problem. :)
At the moment I'm trying to concentrate my energy (and moolah) on PSX-games. PAL PSX games to be exact. Also, my PS2 and XBOX-collections are coming along nicely.