While I'm new to this guild, I've been playing around with mapping for decades. I started with pencil and paper for AD&D back in the early eighties and moved to Campaign Cartographer (CC) sometime around 2000. I lost my enthusiasm for CC shortly after upgrading to CC3.
Since Photoshop and Illustrator became affordable to me as part of the creative cloud thing, I've renewed enthusiasm for mapping. I have a blast with gradient maps and height maps using either Photoshop and GIMP. I also use Vue 10 and SketchUp for 3D rendering and like to mess around with different music composition packages such as Overture, FL Studio, and Guitar Pro.
Welcome to the Guild Greenthorne!