Tank thriving = boredom!
Hah oaky not to complain but I think when my tank is thriving, with everything balanced (plants growing steadily, shimps breeding regularly, fish doing whatever it is they do) I find the aquarium hobby not as interesting.
It's like it's the path/journey that is everything. Setting up the tank, getting new equipment, getting new plants and fauna, etc... those are the most interesting parts of the hobby to me. But I really do like seeing the plants grow in and the fauna doing well, but when everything is balanced, there's just regular maintenance left to do and that's not very exciting.
What are your guys' thoughts? I'm happy with my tank and spend a few minutes each day watching it, but I have to acknowledge that with all the tanks I've had in the past, once your tank is established and all that's left is maintenance, it's not as exciting as the early stages.