Welcome from Lancashire! Printing is way more fun than developing film, and doesn't stop you scanning and sharing, except scanning prints is better!
As for stopping collecting, is that not just what you tell a significant other??
C41 - never tried to home-process. I am afraid my colour gets developed and scanned at a pro-lab for peanuts and the (very) occasional prints get produced by an unmentionable device.
Whatever! Have fun!