I like to spend time helping my players build the campaign that they will play in. Then I take what they want and find a place in my campaign for it and then play from there trying to put the character goals into the campaign as the game progresses.
I'm really an old school player. I have been playing RPGs since I was 12 (I am now 39) and have played StarWars, James Bond, TORG, D&D red box and AD&D (1st and 2nd).
I am currently playing every week, but the group falls apart frequently. I'd like to find player with less busy schedules.