16 years with pump and 4 years with a CGM is me, but I'm not the original conversation starter (tinarn2, not ebpope). But it is a great conversation.
My aunt did syringes for 40 ish years and switched to a pump about 16 years ago when she saw how well I liked mine. I remember watching her (when i was a child) test: she would have to time the blood on the strip for 1 minute, then use a little squirt bottle to clean it off, wait another minute, then put it in the meter. That was the 70s. Boy, things have come a long way.