Snow Plowing...when I got the new plow for my truck it was fun to push the white stuff around. The magic has gone. Now it's a job, especially given how much "global warming" we've got this year here in Maine. Firewood...new chain saw, new stove..was "almost" fun to cut and split wood. Now it bites. Lawn work...again, a new lawn mower and some landscaping made me enjoy the task...and even though it's still a couple months away, I don't look forward to it. Anybody else out there who finds that when you get a new "man-toy" it is initially fun to play with, but the burnish wears thin after a while?? If so, give an example.