I have a terrible habit: Whenever a youtuber I follow tries a new modpack, I end up trying it too. And all the YouTubers I follow who play Minecraft just started playing the new Hermitpack, a modpack they designed for a server they all play on. And it's the first modpack I've ever seen for a version of minecraft more recent than 1.7! I'm very excited.
Also, I installed and uninstalled the Curse Forge launcher like three times to try and get it to launch, and finally had to download the legacy Forge launcher. This was able to open the game, and now I've been waiting about a half an hour for it to actually load. As I type, it's finally on stage 7 out of 7.