To be honest, it's all about the money for me. Sure, in the beginning I wanted to learn more and advance my technical skills, but that was all in line with my end goal - making money (financial freedom, really).

I don't like spending time doing things just for the sake of doing it. I would rather be spending time with my family, outdoors, traveling and the like.

I don't work because I want to, but because I have to. If it wasn't for the money, I sure wouldn't be spending time troubleshooting cross-browser compatibility issues, dealing with grouchy clients, waking at 3AM because the server was down (pre-Rackspace), etc.

Call me crazy, but it's all about the money...