I think I would enjoy backgrounds and patterns. I do things for people all the time. One moment I'm designing a new form at work, the next I'm doing an avatar for someone.
As a kid my family had one of the first computers... yeah good times lol. We played things like PONG (remember PONG), and such on it, but I use to just geek around on it. As a result I get calls from other offices all day... my computer is not working... no, I don't know what I did, just come fix it.
I'm the first to admit, I may not know all the technical terms/names for things, I just learned how to geek around and figure things out. That plus my art background help. I like doing things for people, but I hate the time it takes away from checking out the AO forums.
So anything that would give me access to a greater selection of choices would be greatly appreciated. That would save me time searching the web looking for things I can use. I was thinking about starting to put AO's "classes" to use. I would like to learn new style, and techniques that are out there.
By the way I really like your new avatar and sig... very nice.