I was telling @Victoria today that I somehow end up a years early for some trends and feel out of step for a few years until things catch on.
When I started Adventure Rider Harleys and Japanese bikes were all the rage. Triumph was very new to the scene and no one I knew trusted the Tiger or thought it was a real adventure bike. The only thing going was the BMW GS, not yet named the Adventure.
And in 15 years it has grown exponentially, especially in the last 5, and now every manufacturer makes one or is trying to make an adventure bike. I love it and can't get enough reading about the amazing adventures people have.