I'd had Instamatic type cameras as far back as I can remember and was usually give a film every Xmas and told "photos are expensive every picture has to count"
I ended up married to a 'kit man' and we had 3 sons, two of which are also camera nuts.
After our sons had left home I decided I wanted to progress from snapshots on a compact to learning to use an SLR. To cut a long story short - David presented me with a Pentax dSLR, which I just knew
he really wanted for himself and assumed I wouldn't want and that I'd give it back to him.
He was wrong. I wanted it so I kept it and he eventually had to get another one for himself. He still has to get himself a duplicate of whatever I buy so he also has an *istD, K10D, K20D along with his Nikon d70, KM 5D and heck knows what else.
AND ... I'm still
the only one amongst them who takes pics regularly and has them printed. I'm still the person who stores prints in albums.
So David, our eldest and our youngest are still the kit men and me and our youngest are the snappers.
We'll probably end up having an argument this end now - about clutter mess, who owns what, who did what and who swiped what from whom.
Our eldest son is the best photographer in the family, I'm next, our youngest does the most interesting pics and David's just a waster envious of our kit and our many talents.