Re "desire to make something new": That's great! Google proved that even though the search market was saturated, there was still room for a better way. However, having outed myself as an Apache fanboy, I really have a hard time believing that if there's a need it hasn't addressed, you'd be better off writing a module for it rather than starting from scratch.
Re "addiction to that money": I don't have enough experience with volunteer open-source projects in general, or the Apache Foundation in particular, but here's my perception. While they are eager to get more money, more money doesn't go to anybody's benefit; it goes toward unavoidable expenses. More to the point, the programmers are not paid, so why would they code towards the benefit of donors?