Reason #97 You Know You're Crazy:
I don't know why this is, but most of the converts I know eat very little meat, if at all. Yet, by becoming orthodox, orthodoxy at least triples your meat consumption. That's how it was with me. I only ate meat in restaurants before I became kosher-observant. (My conservative beit din said I was totally backwards and should only be eating dairy out! But as a practical matter for you newbies, it's much easier to start kosher at home while still allowing yourself to satisfy cravings for a little while longer in restaurants.)
I don't know what it is with Jews and meat. I was told I was un-Jewish by preparing only dairy meals for Shabbat, even though my kitchen was dairy-only for several months. Meat's fine, it tastes great, but I much prefer dairy any day of the week. By default, I'm primarily ovo-lacto-fish vegetarian. Having fish with potatoes au gratin is much tastier to me than having roasted chicken, and that's how I prefer to honor Shabbat. Mmm mmm good.
But things being the way they are, I'm lucky enough to have meal invitations, and those meals will almost always be meat. And if I had observant guests coming over, I'd probably cook meat too. Some people actually claim that eating meat on Shabbat is such a long-standing minhag that it's considered a mandatory mitzvah. I'm not so sure about that, but I am more than willing to accept that it IS minhag for an overwhelming number of Jews. Hence, I better start saving my money to afford all that kosher meat!