I was never really into Cap as a kid. I'd pick him up from time to time, but it wasn't one of those books that I really got excited about. Recently I started reading the old Cap stories in Marvel's Essentials and I have to say that I've really fallen in love with the character. Old school Captain America stories are super fun, and the issues penciled by Jack Kirby are amazing.
For whatever reason, I have a hard time drawing a realistic cap, but I did manage to crank out this little cartoon sketch. I know you can't feel the love coming through this somewhat unflattering cartoon portrait, but it's there.