I played Airsoft the first time about six or seven years ago, played three or four games with rental gear that year, almost bought an AEG and then had kids instead.
So I played again this weekend with 15 guys from the office... and I'm looking to buy an AEG again
So, I'm diving into the newbie guides again and planning to buy a G36C in short order.
edit: Wow have prices come down. Decent AEGs for sub-$400? I was looking at $1k when I looked the first time.