A friend has been really excited about BTC for a long time, mostly from a political stand point - "There has to be accountability for all this fraud!". I was helping him analyze BTC as a market and he has done very well by my analysis. He got me in to my own coin just in time for this big renewal of the exponential rise.
I personally hate speculation though, as good as the broad fundamentals of BTC are, the technicals are shit. However, litecoin serves a HUGE purpose and has a couple of more purposes to serve in the future that aren't appreciated yet. I like it a lot and am even considering mining it, something I've not really considered for BTC. (I told my friend to cancel his Avalon order in the fall of 2012 and instead buy at $10 BTC, he did and is very happy about it).
Anyways, what his BTC enthusiasm led me to is an understanding of how much I NEED LTC and so that's why I'm on here.