I think there is a thread on that somewhere here.
Something like, "why do we make cheese"
Anywhey. It comes down to this for me. At the end of the day, I merely make electrons. Electrons that stored neatly on a magnetic disk, housed in a computer room somewhere.
Professionally I make nothing tangible. I sit at my desk all day making electrons. (kinda like now)
Making cheese, wine, equipment, whatever, is my connection to the tangible world. It will be my visible mark on things.