I first saw WoW when my nephew was playing it. The first thing I saw was his char flying on a gryphon over Elwynn Forest to Ironforge.
Then entering IF and walking around there... From then on I knew I had to start playing it too!
I bought my own copy and started a human mage, joining my nephew on EU-Ravencrest. My nephew (who had a gnome rogue in blue's and epics from MC) helped me level and boosted me through instances.
At 60 I got so fed up with all the horrible tanks I came across, that I decided to roll a tank myself, and show others that there are also good tanks around.
I decided to switch everything around, and rerolled Horde on a new realm: EU-Xavius. There I leveled a Tauren warrior, and to make it more fun for myself *cough* I specced prot while leveling
As you can imagine my damage output while questing was horrible, but I was on the friendslist of many people, and they all wanted me to tank for them. Thats how I leveled to 60, being in groups constantly. During my grind to 60 I met some guys from Serbia, they were all real life friends and just formed a guild <R I S E>. They asked me to join them as one of their tanks, and <R I S E> was my home ever since
In vanilla I raided ZG, MC, BWL and AQ20. But sadly never got to experience AQ40 or Naxx.
Then TBC came around, and I rerolled as a Blood Elf paladin, again leveling as protection, but this time it was awesome. I specced and geared for max aoe damage. Easily grinding my way to 70. Prot paladin was the most fun I ever had while playing.
Next to that I had way too many alts, all got them to the max level: shaman, mage, priest and deadknight.
And my younger brother had a warlock, hunter, druid and rogue.
The things that I still remember are the little things, going into instances for the first time and being amazed by everything. Playing AV's that lasted the whole day (joining before shool and after school being able to join that same AV battle). Raiding MC and having a 'Serbia Disconnect' hearing all the guys disconnect from TS and then also from the game, since ~10 of them were playing in the same internet cafe).
And the horrible money grind before I got my mount... thats what I hated most about playing a prot warrior...