Well I must say that it is only a problem I noted because this kind of revelation/learning has only just started in my own journey/experience/life. Frankly, college turned me into an answer-addicted nutcase hellbent on nothing more than the next best grade and the desire for the world to end so that my suffering, too, would end.
It wasn't until college was nearing an end, when I happened upon a particular book regarding technology, philosophy, learning, and life in general (and even more than that), that I was reminded to stop and code the roses. Only being a year out of college (and seeing the quick-fix attitude at my current job in full effect), I am just now starting to realize what a rare philosophy this type of appreciation is. It is funny to me that, as technology becomes more embedded in so many people's lives, so few people move to truly understand any of it.
Ah well, as you did mention, those few that do come along for the love, not the lust, make it so very fulfilling (the love helps with the fulfilling part as well).