Not me but my parents. I wanted a pet so they got me a turtle because of their allergies, that was when I was 13.
Since then I've only gone one year with out a herp. In 2001 I got my firt corn snake. Once I got my own house with my own herp room I was able to grow my collection to aprox 30 snakes.
For me it's not just about keeping any herp it's about keeping the best herps I can find or afford. By that I mean I try to find a Canadian breeder who is known for working with one animal for a long time. Those are the people I buy from, not pet shops or importers.