I first started getting into them like a bunch of other titles I now own because I used to rent a lot of games when I was younger for the NES and later on when I got a Genesis.
I had played MM2, 3, 4, and 5 as me and a buddy of mine (no longer buddies) used to rent them and play them. Bkac then he was a better player than me and would get further than me. That never stopped me from trying to complete at least one...which I was never able to. I came close in MM2, but when I first reached Wily's castle stage 1...it used to scare me (>_>)
The music was different to me and the atmosphere (see back then I never completed a game before and you know most of the last or later stages would consist of entirely different atmoshphere of a darker mood than the rest of the game...that concept was new for me, I hadn't beaten a game till I had gotten a Genesis and even then that took a while). I had reached the Mecha Dragon and died...
Well when I had gotten a Genesis during the time, my NES was busted and couldn't be used so I had to move on. Now come when Megaman Anniversary Collection had come and it came to me that I just might rekindle my enjoyment of this series and it did but on a much bigger scale than I had thought. It really got me back into Megaman and some when I was going on the net looking at pics, reading up on other megaman titles, stories (no fanfics), and other things (music is a different story ;)). My favorite of the classic series is MM3 and 2nd comes MM5. My least fav is MM6 or MM8...cant really decide.
I could go into more detail about more game but that would be too long and I can get carried away with typing.
So later on it was MMX Collection as I had never played a X game before (had an encounter with one, just didn't know which one it was). Was cool that it came with Battle and Chase...but personally they could have put Rockman and Forte instead and localized it (which I know they wouldn't have). Then with the help of Roms I can enjoy more MM titles I had never played before...like Rockman and Forte (which is really god, but hard as hell), the Zero series, and MM: The Wily Wars (Megaman on a sega system? only in europe though). If anything, I would like to play MM:ZX, MMPU (oh so much I would like to play this if only to play as Elec Man), and MM: Maverick Hunter X.
well thats it for me.