Since i've been hijacking this thread to quiz our friendly resident cracker I guess I really ought to respond to the original subject matter.
Originally bought my A500 Batman pack in 1990. Managed to get myself a second hand A590 20mb hard drive quite soon after and started messing around with coding and cracking. I upgraded to an A1200 as soon as I could get one with a built in HD (which i guess would have been late 1992). Got hold of a modem around 1994 and that's where my scene activities started. Started my BBS probably around late 94 or early 95 i think it would have been. Upgraded to an A4000 shortly after that and was active till around 97-98ish.
guess that makes me an old timer... and yes i do feel old these days :-)