I always wondered what makes people write blogs, and I haven’t found out yet. But if there’s something Gentoo specific, I just have to check.
I wish I had discovered Gentoo a few years earlier, when I had more time (as a single student) than today (as full-time employed with something you could call a life). Contributing to such a large project can be really rewarding, and considering the time I spent in MUDs and on IRC or reading newsgroups back then it really feels like wasted time.
Why just have fun when you can also do something useful and still have fun?