I'm a French AFOL who lives in Nancy (North-east of France).
I went through 17 years of dark ages, and so did my lego collection. Now it's about 2/3 pre-1988 and 1/3 post 2008. One day I'll count the parts... One day... All I know is that there are more than 50 000, and I think it's not that bad!
One of my jobs consists in livening up Lego workshops in an elementary school. Cool stuff!
I try to build in different styles and scales. To me,versatility is one of the numerous great qualities of Lego.