I'm Taranabug, back from the dead. (I'm kinda surprised my account wasn't deleted its been so long...)
I've been with SoaSE since Vanilla, but haven't really frequented the forums for a couple years. With the new DLC released my interest in the game has been renewed (interest never actually left, just 'diminished' for a little bit).
I enjoy playing against AI opponents on large/huge/[insert hyperbolus synonym for 'big' here] multi-star maps. Advent Loyalist is my favorite, with Vasari Loyalist as my second (they're just so... different). And despite my propensity for turtling and focusing on economic development, I have a hard time getting behind the TEC Loyalist, go figure. Too much of a good thing maybe?
My other interests within SoaSE include Galaxy Forge, with most of my games being on my own maps. I'm always designing/improving in order to create the 'Perfect Map', which I've determined will probably never exist. I actually spend more time building and editing maps than I do playing the game itself. I used to do some light modding during Vanilla and Entrenchment, mainly focusing on rebalancing things. With the last few, err... several, patches it seems like the balance has gotten much better, so I don't tinker in the game files anymore.
Outside of SoaSE I play World of Warcraft, and enjoy kayaking and fishing. IRL I'm an Insurance Agent and live with my wife in St Paul, MN. And aside from my Credit Card and SSN, which you aren't getting, that's all there is to know about me.