I agree; obviously there is value in the process, or I wouldn't be putting in so much time and would have quit long ago. This morning for example, I was able to watch the sun come up while standing knee-deep in crystal clear water. An eagle flew right over my head while I was clearing ice from my guides. There was no one else around, and only the sounds of the wind and water to drown out the thoughts in my head. Even so, anyone that's ever caught a fish longs for that excited moment when the line goes taut, so as someone that's never caught a steelhead, it's interesting to me how long I've actively tried without catching one. Obviously if I just wanted to catch one and didn't care about the process, I could go stand with the crowds in Tokul creek and fish a 4' wide stream packed with fish. Not my idea of a good time, and I wouldn't enjoy it. So I stick to fishing the way I do- away from the busy crowded areas, and whenever I can grab time to do it.