I only started to come into contact with Gundam when I first visited Japan. I wasn't a fan of the mobile suits back then - I really disliked the design of the feet and thought the "horns" on the head looked odd too. I also didn't understand how folks could like Gundam so much because it didn't transform into anything ^^;
Was out shopping one day and came across the GFF GP01 and thought that it looked extremely cool. I looked for the anime it was in and watched all of Stardust Memory - it was then when I became completely hooked on Gundam and started to appreciate how coolsome the designs were. Soon got my first Gunpla kit after which was a PG!