When I was younger, I was good in Mathematics and pretty much like it, but when I hit 12, my laziness got the better of me, and well, I literally didn't listen in class and didn't attempted to do any homework. Over the course of few years of complete neglect towards Mathematics, my A* became an F and because of it, I really disliked Mathematics, I couldn't see how it work. The teacher was teaching us more complex stuff, and I didn't understand Algebra and friends, because my foundation in Algebra was really weak and non-existent and everything then was Algebra Algebra and Algebra. So I gave up on Math.
Now, because my BIGGG examination is coming, this examination will determine where I go and my future, and in my country, failing Mathematics = no future, I am busy studying and learning Mathematics and Higher Mathematics (actually now I realized how fun Higher Mathematics is, esp. Logarithms - Only it sucks that I realized it a little too late) and doing Maths is fun!
To me, trigonometric identities is a still a novelty though. Oh, and Algebra is my friend now!