There is nothing wrong with simply satisfying yourself.
Definitely. I find trying to please clients can be tiresome. At times, they want me to knock off somebody else's work. There's a Blues saying "You got to be who you is. If not, you is who you ain't." Be true to your self. If you happen to make money at it, twice as good!
"Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."