I love BBQ because of the family and friends time spent together. I love the look on people's faces when they take a bite of real, slow cooked food over an open flame. People used to call me crazy because I'd burn down oak splits in a charcoal grill then cook steaks over those but there's just something about cooking over a wood fired pit. I used to split and stack firewood just for cooking. For a while, we didn't spend a dime on charcoal nor starter fluid.
I think I can speak for all of us fellow brethren that a feeling of accomplishment takes us over when someone says, "Wow, you cooked that?"