Oh yes, aubergine is lovely when it's cooked right.
As for meat, if you give it up for long enough, you might find that you won't like it, if you try to change your diet back again.
I stopped eating beef, pork/ham/bacon and lamb, but I hadn't become a vegetarian. One day I decided I'd just have a bit of ham, because I had some that looked really nice. When I tried to eat it, though, I simply couldn't stomach it.
However, on holiday in Spain, I did have some paella which had some bits of pork in it and I did eat that.
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose" - Benjamin Disraeli.