I feel a bit out of place now, since i never studied music theory in the school, nor had any opportunity to play instruments (excluding computer of course, heh, but i don't own any MIDI controller yet to do this comfortably), and it shows unfortunately. Pretty much all my interest in music stemmed from my exploration of computer-related topics, and discovery of music software, demoscene, reading a bit about its history, and such. I wish i had some music background from before, because i'm having rather hard time trying to encompass the theory by myself. Some say this isn't the crucial factor to write good music, but from what i feel so far it really can help achieve desired effect, and understand what you're actually doing instead of mindlessly throwing notes at the sequencer.
Also i dunno maybe it's worth starting it's own thread, but on somewhat related note, i'm wondering, what musical scales/modes do you use most often when composing your music?
BTW, interesting fact of the day: If i remember correctly i discovered BotB by pure accident when searching for Fairlight CMI IIx samples xD