I've done the Mr. Beer stuff a few times (not sure that counts), but my wife hooked me up with a really nice kit for Christmas this year from Home Brew USA out in Norfolk -- I'll be bottling my first 5 gal batch out of that system this weekend (Home Brew USA's Hurricane Hop IPA). Probably gonna go ahead and start a new batch this weekend too. I picked up ingredients for their new Strissel Saison earlier this week.
If anyone is interested in getting together at some point maybe we look at somewhere out in Norfolk so nobody has to go too far. Plenty of options out there between Downtown, Ghent, & Colley to grab food/drinks.