I've been brewing and bottling for almost 2 years(06/13 was when I started.) I will eventually keg, but I really dont mind the bottling right now. I have some other expenses to take care of before the cash outlay for kegging. We also have 2 teenagers and 1 pre-teen in the household and I can keep an eye on bottles a lot more easily. Another reason came from Siamese Moose, whose beginner and advanced brewing classes I took here locally at Dan Listermann's shop. He said he still bottled often as essentially a stop gap on his drinking: way to easy to just pull another pint, bottles are easier to let me know how far in I am. I see myself bottling for probably another 2 years, and then going crazy with kegs. Until then, I like the look of my bottled beers: I have 70-80 Stone bombers in my inventory as well as about 2 cases worth of their 12oz bottles as my little homage to one of my first and still favorite breweries. In the end for this batch, I will likely pull the dry hops this weekend, and start a cold crash, then bottle next weekend.