Been doing IT work since I was 10 (in the 1970's) and been doing IT as part of my official job for 21 years.
It's been said that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Not quite true...there are still days where you go home mentally and physically exhausted, but it's always nice to see your hard work pay off for others. An IT person is good at their job, but they need to excel at making the jobs of others easier and more productive.
I love what PCPartPicker does. I used to have to do all of this manually.