Yeah, or at least the hotly debated software/hardware equivalent. That particular mix of likes and dislikes has always worked out really well in the professional world (assuming what you design actually *works*); it just doesn't seem to work so well in the garage.
I would love to say that I have a great eye for landscaping but no great love for implementing the designs, but when it comes to yardwork I think I'm just lazy.
Anyways, I'm going to try telling myself that I'm only building prototypes and see how that works out. The nice thing about prototyping is that you can use cheaper wood
Speaking of cheaper wood, the quality of construction lumber at the local Home Depot seems to have gone up dramatically; a couple of years ago the 2x4s and 2x6s were twisted, heavy with water and oozing pine sap, now they seem to be light, straight, and even claim to be kiln dried at more or less the same price as a few years ago.