I'm in the same boat as ATF-Hatman, Played paintball a few times, and got really into the First person gaming until every ass with a modded xbox started to make me rage quit. I kind of got interested in airsoft by myself, and have found a few people close to where I live that play.
I've just started getting my gear together, and have yet to make it to a game yet, but I'm pretty excited. I have to say starting on the forums here has been a great help, I'm finding a lot of really useful information on here, and have come to respect some of the users I've had dealings with. All in all, a great 'community'!