I think a lot of beekeepers have do-it-yourself ADD (I do)...gotta try everything at least once!
I think you're on to something there. That's what I attribute my new dive into the beekeeping community this year to. I've always liked to do things myself. In today's econimical climate, I think building new DIY skills is essential. Below are some of the things I've done.
1. made beer
2. made wine (can mead making be too far in my future?)
3. made laundry detergent
4. made cheese
5. grown my own vegetables
6. grown my own hops for my beer
7. reload my own ammo
8. cast my own bullets
9. made my own firearms
10. built my own house
11. provided meat for the family (hunt, fish)
12. and now starting beekeeping, including making a lot of my own equipment.
..........now...if I could only figure out how to make my own money...........oh....wait......you can't do that.. :-D