I built mine to get to work and back on, initially. I'm mechanically handy, and enjoy working with my hands as well (I go nuts very quickly at 'desk work'). Tinkering with the overhead door of the garage open also helped me meet the neighbours in the area we moved to. I know now that there's a guy a few doors down who restores old Mustangs, and has offered me use of the tools I don't have whenever it isn't inconvenient for him (torches, welder, heavy bench vice, and more). He actually went a got a kit for his wife's bike after seeing mine, but she decided it wasn't for her so I bought it off him and set it up on my wife's bike. It also has the added bonus of giving me a reason to get out the the garage/shop and out of her way.