I have been learning classical guitar for just 2 years. When I was 8, I learned acoustic guitar under the pressure of my parents. However, I quitted at 10.
In the first year I graduated from high school, I heard a very beautiful piece called Twilight, a very famous Japanese fingerstyle song. That made me want to practice guitar again. But after one year of learning by myself, I found it was too hard to conquer every aspect. I joined in the guitar club in our university and learned with a professional fingerstyle guitarist who was a student of Bensusan. He said if I wanted to improve my skills, I needed to learn guitar systematically. That was the story from. After 2 years of learning, I find classical guitar songs have their reasons to survive for more than 200 years.
I hope I could get more instructions from the forum and practice with everybody else here.