I can't afford to even try. You'd think one that's worked on computers for more than half of his life could get a job in the IT industry. Ha!
Yes I have, and yes I did
I've worked in the IT sector for a good 4 years now since I left university, and I don't particular EVER want to take MS certs unless something specifically requires them of me... with a simple standard BSc in Computer Science (no honours, I screwed that up a bit and fell back on an ordinary degree) I've been a Graduate Systems Engineer, (a short stint at Teaching IT to 11 year olds while I looked for another job) Web Systems Engineer and now a Systems Developer for an ISP
And yes, half my life, at least... I'm 25 now and have been programming and stuff since was about 10 or so, with my first network of 16 computers and a single fileserver running Novell Netware 2.2 to manage at the age of 14
Odd that I didn't own my own PC until early late 1999 or so
So its certainly possible