Thirty years of chess or there and back again: Tried all kinds of playing styles from positional and hypermodern to attacking back to solid and classical, where I remain at the present day.
I believe in classical play and the old masters as a great learning source and thus recommend my students to start off the game by 1.e4 or 1.d4 and defend with 1.d4 d5 and 1.e4 e5. Trying that on myself resulted in quite a boost in playing strength.
If you are rated somewhere near me and searching for a training partner, feel free to approach me via pm or my pinboard! Ideally but not necessarily you share some of my ideas about classical chess and repertoire.