I bought a cheap plastic kit for a Suzuki Jimney recently as a way to try and break my lack of enthusiasm for making things. My plan - stick it together with no expectations other than I'd finally have made something.
But then my brain gets in the way. I start looking at the body and thinking I'll need to paint it, and that really means going out to the garage and using the airbrush. While out there, the chassis and black bits would benefit from some paint.
Then I really ought to detail the interior - and so it goes on. I'm feeling tired just thinking about it. So the kit goes back in the box and back on the pile as it's more work than I'm in the mood for right now.
I look at serious plastic modellers work and am normally very impressed, but wonder if some of the fun has been lost. The fun we had as kids of just sticking a model together without fretting about the finer details.
This is a hobby. It's supposed to be fun, but do our expectations get in the way of our enjoyment?