re: how long have you been playing poker?
I've played poker since early 2003. You'd be lucky to find a Hold'em game in a casino at the time though. Went to Montreal for a week to no avail at the casino - maybe didn't look hard enough there at the time.
I started playing online towards the Summer of 2003. Cousin put the thought in my mind and checked it out. Started out at PokerRoom - took advantage of a first deposit bonus to start off my miniscule bankroll (I was and still am a student). Didn't do to well as I've gone broke a few times here and a couple of times over at UB which I picked up about a year-and-a-half after that.
Started getting serious around 2005. Played more, with family and went to the casinos
a few times to see the difference b/w online and live play. I've done pretty well in casino ring games. Probably up at least $2000 playing 1-2NL or 5-10 Limit over that span.
Wish I had time and bankroll to play more live and online. Been trying to figure out why I can't bring my decent play to the online scene. Oh well, that's what practice and consulting others are for!