My ideal player would be someone who is creative, thinks before they act, and does what their character would do and not nessecarily what they themselves would do. I prefer seriousness in my groups, but a bit of fun wouldn't be amiss, as long as it doesn't detract from the overall experience, and I like someone who thinks out of the box. I like these types of players because it's fun AND challenging to build campaigns for them. However, I can still handle diversity, so even if you don't think you meet these requirements, hit me up and we'll talk about it.
I've been roleplaying in some form or another since I was eight, but I actually got serious about it around 2008. I'd heard a lot about DnD, so I knuckled down some friends and we all bought materials. It's been a great experience, and is my favorite thing to do, and it's a major creative outlet for me. I've learned a lot of things specifically to enhance my roleplaying skills; I've taken voice lessons, learned to draw, and write music and poems on occasion as well to inset into my game world. The guys I regularly play with dislike DMing, and I'd rather DM than play, so it works out great. I play Pathfinder the most, but I've got quite a few other games under my belt. I've played every edition of DnD, but I prefer Pathfinder. I prefer a lot of Roleplaying, and I like to weave complex worlds and scenarios, while at the same time trying to avoid cliches and oversimplicity. I love to learn new games, and I'd like to get into Shadowrun or Edge of the Empire soon.