I've been going through my old pics because I'm contemplating retiring my self-hosted gallery. Now I'm hosting most of my stuff currently on flickr. I've definitely grown as a photographer since 2003, when I got my digital rebel. I don't shoot as many frames, nor do I like as many of the frames I've shot. I've become more critical, and my goals as a photographer have changed.
When I started, I was on my high-horse about don't edit, don't adjust, don't enhance blah blah blah. What a prat, I've gotten over myself. I now think of my RAWs as a digital negative (as they are intended), and an unrefined image. Now, my job is to take the raw image and create the best photograph possible from that image. If I need to do some colour correction, or enhancements, so be it. Crop it, rotate it, I don't care, just get the best quality final piece of art possible. Find the photograph that is hiding in the picture.
More Later ....
NB: 2010/06/21, I have retired my self-hosted stuff, but not by choice.