I have been model railroading since before my teens. My first train set was a Tyco HO scale Santa Fe freight set. Things only got bigger from there as I had plenty of room in my parents basement. After moving out and getting married, our first couple of homes really didn't lend themselves to the hobby. To solve the problem so to speak, was to move from HO to N.
I have to say I love working with N scale. I can pack so much more track into the same space that I used to use for HO.