Started with a Canon A20 back in the days. I quickly started pushing it to limits it just Couldn't Do. Preferred weapon of choice today is Canon EOS 550D with a 18-135mm or alternatively a 70-300mm lense.
I would put myself in the Learning stage with less than 5000 shots saved. I'm probably not deleting as many shots as I should. I'm working my way up to make the 10%-photographer-mark, meaning 10% of the shots are worth keeping.