I see no point in cracking open a bottle of homebrew that you know will taste like sheet, when you can just give it 2-3 mos in the bottle and have some decent beer.

Of course, I always brewed because I drank LOTS of beer - and preferred expensive beers.

My friend, the gadget guy, became disinterested in the beer after it was made, its quality ascertained. My keenest interest in the beer began at that point.