I thought it might be interesting as sort a follow up to how you got interested in photography. What was the first decent camera you got your hands on?
For me it was an Argus C-4 35mm rangefinder that belonged to my half-brother which I borrowed to take on a trip to Boston. (Showing my age)
I was pretty clueless about how to actually use it properly and I had no light meter to boot. Using Ektacrome slide film, I estimated (guessed) the settings including some flash shots. Out of a 36 exp. roll I think only one shot was bad (over exposed). All the other shots were perfect. Just dumb luck I suppose.