i guess this is only about samp. i started playing samp in 2009. i mostly played LW server where i learned some skill with running weapons but it's not like i was the best player on their server or something. i started playing bunch of servers and eventually met Wallace. in between 2010-2011 i was a bit into A/D and met Luci and Kand. i created clan [HB]Hard Boys in january 2012 and eventually all of my buddies joined. we were a bit of "lamers" on Crazybob's and eventually got banned. then we started laming on all servers as well.
in 2011 i met [b64]Toxic (ManOwar) on mta IRC. i learned about b64 and met a few other guys as well. so here i am folks, still laming around.
95% of the SAMP newfags are little bastards. You are not among them, congrats.