I have to admit I couldn't afford a Rubiks Cube when they first came out. I was poor and in college. I spent about 30 minutes in the 80's playing with one owned by someone else. But I never got the grove of the thing.
Flash forward 20 years later and I was over at my sister's house and picked up her's. I was like a cat with a mouse in a glass ball. Hooked was not the word. I went out and bought one that day. I'm not normally an impulse shopper. So it is 20 years after the fact and I'm just now getting the vibe.
It took me about 25 hours of screwing around with it to solve it. Now I can do it in about 40 minutes.