Spider-Man has been an influence in my life since before I even learned to read.
To this day "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" is one of my all time favorite cartoons. The Amazing Spider-Man #346 was the first comicbook I picked up in my mid teens & I kept picking them up for many years after. As of a few years ago things got financially tight and I had to stop getting comicbooks.
I kept track of things as best I could through Wikipedia and lately Twitter. I had known about Ultimate Spidey dying and seen the teases about the new one on the way.
So when I read about the new Ultimate Spidey today I can honestly say, I was excited. I believe it was a really gutsy move on Marvel's part to kill Peter Parker when they did and put in someone new now. I think this will prove to be a very exciting change.