Poker is fun, I do like the competition, I like the discipline and intelligence required to be fairly good at it. While I have met a few "donks", most poker players are fairly intelligent and likable people.
#1 reason though is the money, in poker once you have aquired some skills and understanding there are tournaments for as little as 215.00 you have a shot out of 3000 players to make 100k. I REALLY like those odds
I've been to a few final tables where 1st paid over 10k, my highest win was 4th for 1700.00 for a 10.00 investment,
That seems reasonable to me, my goals are simple, know and play within realistic limitations, win enough bankroll to continue to move up the torunament ladder.
Quite frankly all things considered I'm in it for the money, all the rest is icing on the cake.