I started playing when the Lorwyn Block came out (around 2008 was it?). My husband got me into the game - he played ages ago casually and thought I might like the fantasy settings, gameplay and art. I did :) We played standard for a little while but found it frustating and expensive to keep up with all the net-decked $500 decks that showed up even at supposedly casual FNMs.
These days we have a large pool of casual players to play multiplayer games (its a Two-Headed Giant variant, free-for-all or Star) and we buy a box of each new set that comes out to play with. Its a lot more fun this way and we each have constructed our own collections of decks (my decks are mine and his decks are his). I have about 40 decks and he has about 60 (mine are higher quality though - I update them regularly).
Fortunately, we have different colour tastes so we can split the cards nicely. I tend to be more into creature-based decks, and tend to be heavily into White, Green and Blue. He tends to play a lot of black and likes combos. We also have different tastes in tribes too - he likes the icky stuff like goblins, zombies, oozes, etc...
He is known as a combo player in our casual group. I am known for my sneaky style of play and for having decks that seem to have an answer to everything.