i'm a very laid back person with minimal requirements. i respect my areas including cleaning up after myself and am also respectful of hosts and their rules/requirements. i can as easily go backpacking or stay in a fancy schmancy hotel.
i love traveling, bike riding (i ride my bike to work daily in sf), music, and enjoying new things in every city. i like the less traveled, less tourist trodden path. i like mixing with the locals and getting a real feel for the city/area. i'm also a slight foodie and love cooking.
i have a couple of friends who host on this site and their experiences have led me to testing it out for myself.