My older brother has been building with Legos for all his life and has influenced me to do the same. Although I am not as obsessed as he is, I still play with them every now and then. The first set that I received (which was from my dad), first got me building. It was a big blue box of assorted pieces with a few minifigs. My favorite set I have gotten since then is the Medieval Market Village (10193).
Now, my brother has convinced me into getting an account. Don't be expecting any spectacular creations ("NOT TRUE!" -Max). I'm just in it for the comments.