I only started brewing in 2011 and at that time I didn't think I would ever come close to breaking even. Given the price of craft beer, it's not unrealistic to think it's possible when you amortize the cost of equipment over many years, buy in bulk, reuse yeast, etc..
Same here. I joined our local FB group and then unsubscribed a few weeks later. I got sick of my FB feed being flooded with beer mail and bottle line-up pics.
I've been buying a lot of craft beer over the last six months or so just for convenience and because I'm an Untappd junkie. With the exception of barrel aged beer, I'm hard pressed to find commercially available craft beer that's better than my homebrew. I don't mean to imply that I'm anyone special. It's just that with experience, homebrew can easily be as good as or better than commercial beer.