I never liked potato salad as a kid, something about cold potatoes gave me the willies. However like other things I didn't like as a child, this is one that now has my fancy. One technique that I learned from a friend was to mix the salad with your hands rather than a spoon, it helps incorporate the ingredients together better.
I have not included amounts with my ingredients, I prefer to eyeball it.
cut potatoes to bit size pieces before boiling or roasting, and leave the skin on, its good for you and adds texture to the salad.
diced sweet onion (i like vidalia)
diced sweet pickles
chopped hard boiled eggs
fresh ground pepper
dash of white wine vinegar