I saw a couple of posts in another thread that got me wondering how everyone got started in growing peppers, how long you've been growing, etc..
I started just growing bell peppers and tomatoes about 6-7 years ago. Then as I expanded my space each year I tried Cayenne and Serranos from the local garden center. Then about 4 years ago I discovered tomatogrowers.com and saw all the peppers they had and just thought I'd try some that sounded interesting (without knowing anything about what I was selecting). It was shortly after that, I found gardenweb and the rest is history. :-)