"Never Stop Learning."
I started learning modeling around 2008 and started researching 3D printers in 2011. I was finally able to build one in early 2012 and purchased one in Jul. of 2012.
If you don't have your own 3D printer yet, (to print my designs) check out my Shapeways store for my designs here and others I haven't released https://www.shapeways.com/shops/force_it_in.