I'm an AFOL, not always into LEGO stuff, but I've admired anything nice made of bricks whenever I've seen anything.
I started actually getting some LEGO sets in 2011 for myself (finally.) For several years we got Bionicles and Star Wars sets for our 2 oldest boys.
They make lots of things with the sets they don't keep built. I have sets now but won't take them apart. I have been buying bulk bricks on eBay here and there and have a nice little collection of bricks started, and just a few MOC's and a desire to grow in that arena.