Congrats on seven years, OP!
I joined myself in 07, in August, after having lurked since late 06.
In August 2007
-I was lived in my home county still, only a few hundred yards from my good 'ole mum
-I really enjoyed console gaming and had bought about 150-200 games for the PS2
-I wrote retarded posts in here and was really upset about the Wii owning the competition
-I had a shitty job working for a shitty boss who is still a shit today
-I live in another country and a big city, despite being a hillbilly from birth
-I no longer enjoy console gaming and have become a PC elitist prick
-I write less retarded posts but I write some that are too damn long and I have also managed somehow to become a mod
-I have two jobs that I love and I make a pretty decent amount of money
All in all; I feel that life has improved a lot over 7 years and things keep getting better!