Well, I took the plunge and tried my first all-grain adventure yesterday. I started with a nice American pale ale. My batch has been in the fermenter for about 24 hours now and I've got my fingers crossed.
In the past I've only done a couple extract batches which tasted fine, but were pretty boring to make. All-grain definitely promises to be a much more interesting adventure!
Why am I attracted to homebrewing? Well, I love to cook and I used to be a chemist (I have a PhD in organic chemistry, but I don't work in chemistry anymore). Homebrewing is basically a combination of chemistry and cooking (with a bit of microbiology thrown in), so the attraction is natural for me.
I look forward to sharing my adventures and learning with this group.