Well, I just finished cleaning up from my very first bottling of my very first brew. (English Brown Ale - in the primary for 3 weeks) I went by the LHBS and picked up 3 cases of 22oz bottles (plus another carboy, wine thief, tubing and of course a couple more airlocks)
I took my sample to get a hydro reading (and yes I had to come here to reverify that my FG was on) At any rate, this was the very first time that this new brew would touch my lips. I was nervous... But lo and behold it tasted like beer! Not only that, I could almost taste the 'potential' of this brew. It was almost surreal - my adrenaline was pumping and I was really excited at this point!
So I got twenty 22oz bottles done up and capped. My daughter was a really huge help in this process. She handed me the sanitized bottles and cranked down on the bottle capper for me.
Now the wait comes for them to condition in the bottles
Im thinking the time my other batch goes into the secondary Ill crack one. I can also see the huge appeal of kegging - if I could have that on tap at ALL TIMES without having to pry the top off of a bottle...
And I dont even drink that much...