there are reasons for that, logical and other. i finally get to do something i have considered doing for a few years, but never had the time. i also get to restore something to what it was originally (even if it is just a lot of cobblestones). and also – it is quite pleasant to destroy something and see that people like it. and when operating a spade, one has to think of spade, and stones, and sod, and simple physics, and this leaves little time for unproductive sulking. which is good.
digging is also the reason i have not been online very much. one cannot dig and be online at the same time. but that, too is fun.