Bouncing off of the erstwhile Mr. Grumbles' post below, I'd just like to ask you this:
What favorite hobby or activity from childhood have you abandoned or "grown out of?"
I used to really love puppets, which probably stemmed off my obsession with the Muppets. Even though I no longer have any, collect them or make them, if I'm in a store and there's a puppet there, I have to pick it up and play with it for a while.
And I totally want one of these if they ever make it in puppet form! Hell, I just want one.