Swedish, west coast. I have been playing guitar for more than 15 years and only last year started interesting myself in classical guitar. Started dabbling on my mothers old Ibanez and ended up with an Esteve guitar which has treated me really good.
When I was 13 or so and started getting serious about the guitar, I saw Li Jie playing Paganini and Barrios and it all seemed like "I have to practice sooooo much to be able to play that". I also saw the video with Segovia talking about the timbres of the guitar. These videos never left my memory and somehow they forced me to give classical guitar a go. I'm glad I did because playing has never been more fun! A lot of practice, but endless fun.
My main issue with playing is I want to play everything at once. Being a fast but impatient learner I end up being furious at myself and just continue to play the same pieces over and over again. I'm hoping to gain insight in how people build a repertoire and widen their musical horizons as far as pieces/composers go. Maybe I'll even contribute with something, who knows?