I became a revolver man at about age twelve.
Sounds about right. Maybe a bit earlier. Single Actions are still the way to go for me.... And always will be. Simple and easy to operate, easy to break down, and a whole lot of fun at the range and good protection in the woods.
Never was into 'speed', fast reloading, spray and pray, type of shooting. Not into 'heavy' loads either (like 300g at 1500fps). No thank you.
Turning 30 is usually when we say you get some 'wisdom'... Sometimes it is slower than that ... in your case when you turned 40
. Ha! Just kidding