I can't rightly say. I mean, I like stuff and I have spent my life chasing the dream of making things better for people. This has lead me to be involved in journalism, music, coin-operated entertainment, and now open source software. All of these have had their ups and downs, but I was passionated and filled with dreams in every one of these situations, and whenever I find myself without that I feel dead inside and look elsewhere.
My current obsession with Drupal stems from my belief that
- The web is important
- People and organizations deserve quality sites to further their dreams
- The practice charging $400/hour so they can add an item to their drop down is bullshit
- Everyone gains when people are empowered to do amazing things
- Everyone deserves the opportunity to take as much control of their future into their own hands as they choose
Also, I have to say, the Drupal community contains some of the most stunningly awesome people I have ever met in my entire life. I am honored and humbled to be able to work amongst them and call them my friends. Truly.