I am an AFOL that came out of my "dim" ages around the beginning of 2011. I never really went entirely dark, but I did slow down a LOT for about ten years. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of MOC's as I went, but then again...I didn't really have much worth recording. The Usagi MkIII is my first creation in a long time that I am actually proud of.
I have been really impressed with the amazing work in the community, and am looking forward to posting more of My Own Creations. I made it through three rounds of the MOCOlympics Invitational Tournament and loved it! Being pushed out of my box really helped me see LEGOŽ in a whole new way, and being pushed to build quickly really helped me develop my skills. I highly recommend participating in some of the contests going on all the time...if only for the learning experiences they will bring. :)