A few years ago my wife and I designed and built our own home. When it was completed, it was a thing of beauty. All who saw the house remarked about the beauty of the finished product. Only my wife and I knew about the mistakes that were contained in the house. We no longer own that house; but we judge all houses by the standards to which that house was built. The only way we will ever be satisfied by another house is if we build another ourselves.
I have yet to achive this level of achivement with my photography. So I continue to learn and try new techniques.