Lately, I've been catching up on all the podcasts that are piling up on my iPod. In listening to so many different shows in such a short time, I've noticed a recurring theme: people quitting comics, for a time, and eventually coming back. Many times the reference is in the listener emails, sometimes it is the creators being interviewed, and even a few times the hosts of the podcast itself. But almost all of them have made reference to it, and one podcast made it sound like a normal period that all fans go through.
So, I thought I'd get this pesky thought out of my head and pose the question to everyone here: Have you ever taken an extended break from reading comics? If so, why, for how long, and what brought you back?