Since I am an "old codger", my camera work/play started with b&w film. I did have access to a darkroom with free chemicals and I bought film by the what was it? 50 foot rolls? (See? I'm so old I don't remember those things.) Anyway, when my eyes went bad I could not focus and that really bummed me out, so I totally dropped photography.
This past two years I have discovered digital and autofocus and have been having a ball. I DID go from quality to quantity. Using digital, memory cards, and the computer, I can trigger off hundreds of pixs and select the ones I want.
Now I did get a digital camera with manual controls, so I started learning how to really "make" photos. And then, I got Photoshop and have begun (only just begun, btw) learning how to use it.
I also joined some photo networking groups on "meetup.com" and have begun actively associating with a broad spectrum of photogs and doing lots more types of shooting. From landscapes, to fashion shoots, to portraits, to streetshooting, and I want to do even more.
Just in the last two months I have moved back to wanting to truly improve the quality of my shooting and as a result I take/make fewer shots, but they are better.
Right now, I am actively considering/looking at buying a really good camera (still in the dilemna of choosing between: D90, D300s, D700, next upgrade of D700????
I have also started taking workshops/seminars with skilled pros and have greatly benefited from those activities. Just need to get a better camera so I can shoot....happily once again. I have become spoiled, but I'm loving photography.