A little bit about myself: I've been in the IT field for about 12 years now and have always been security-oriented (we'll just say my formative teenage years were a lot of fun.) As I've grown up, I've worked my way into being the sysadmin/one-man IT show for a very respectable local accounting firm. I've used my Linux skills to build a VoIP system for them and have made substantial improvements to the firm's IT structure as a whole. Perform pentests with BT every three months or so, and keep sharpening the blade as time goes on.
Long story short, it's time to get my skills onto paper and to make some money doing pentesting for clients during my admin downtime. Management has approved my CEH training, and I'm sure our firm can use the knowledge gained from the training for our own network's security. Certainly won't stop at the CEH, as there's ALWAYS more to learn.
Anyway, glad to be here, and am enjoying my lurking of the discussion boards so far!