Those damn kids and there damn skateboards, skating in the park and on the sidework. Us Eldorado want skateboards banned. THERE DANGEROUS you can die from skateboards ! You damn kids and stay off my lawn too.
I tried out skating once. I believe it was about 5 years ago. I bought a skateboard, learnt some tricks, but I never really got that into it. The most entertaining thing was going downhill really fast and jumping off at the last minute. :O I guess I didn't have much of a passion for skating because there aren't many places to skate near me. I didn't have any friends who were into it either, nor did I have the motivation to keep going after I learnt all of the skills.
Skating nowadays isn't as popular as it used to be. I see some people skating, but normally they're just getting into it and I don't see them practicing/skating for very long after that. I guess it all depends on who you are/who your inspiration is/if you have enough motivation to keep going.
Personally, I prefer cycling, climbing or roller skating (which I haven't tried, but I really want to! )