My first flashlight ever was a Maglite Solitare, I still have it and it works fine. I still love the formfactor, I can't seem to find a good enough replacement today with a LED. So will probably get some drop in for it. After that I got a red AAA-mini mag copy (atleast I think it is, doesn't say maglite or anything on it). Years later I wanted something better, that had more light and I got a 2D Maglite. I remember bringing it out to a shool organized camp once. Almost everyone had those cheap gas station flashlights, white body with red plastic head and switch. Hardly no light from them, and I turned mine on... Boom! Man that was bright. That's when I feel in love with it.