I'm starting the Stronglifts 5 x 5 this Monday so I figure I'll be participating more in this thread sooner or later.
Bit of background - I've been lifting in some form or fashion for about 20 years now. Mostly split-type 4-sets of 8-10 reps types of workouts. Over the past couple of years, I got fed up of the gym and so switched over to P90X workouts at home for resistance and HIIT on the stepper for cardio. That worked well for a couple of years.
More recently, I've been doing functional workouts (ropes, kettlebells, TRX, etc) with a buddy who runs a bootcamp 3 x a week. I supplement those workouts with either some cardio or additional weight workouts.
I have a buddy who's never really trained properly (most dumbbell and machine work in his condo gym) so I figured I'd do the Stronglifts program with him to get him familiar with lifting some decent weight.