I'm curious to know what everyone thought of veg*nism before you made the switch. For example, did you think that veg*ans were all hippies, weird, cool, etc.? Personally, I hadn't given it much thought. I guess I equated them with hippies. I didn't know any veg*ns and there was no internet then, so I didn't really have any exposure to it. It wasn't until I started receiving some animals rights literature in the mail that I realized there was something better out there.