I played at the local meetup today. I volunteered to run another 4E game but the facilities ended up being really crowded and there wasn't room for all of the tables due to a Magic tournament. So I volunteered to skip running a game and play instead. This freed up some space in the room but the tables ended up being more crowded.
I played a 1st level fighter in a Living Forgotten Realms scenario. I had fun - the DM was great and the scenario was actually pretty good.
However, the table next to us really caught my attention. It was a table made up entirely of early/mid teens. They were playing 3.5 which I have very little interest in but they were having a GREAT time. They were animated and excited. One was standing on his chair showing how his character was doing something and another was shouting when his character was shouting his vow of vengeance on some foe or another. It was great to see and it made me want to join them - even if I don't like the ruleset.