> don't think you need enthusiasm for a process type (traditional photography or digital or whatever), but for the ideas you're working with.

Yes I'll agree with that. Without ideas there's nothing.

> it's about personal goals and attaining them.

I think we have a difference here. To me photography is about communication, whether communication of an idea or simply "look what I saw" and doing that effectively is a personal goal. If the communcation isn't completed then imho it's either a failed attempt to communicate, a memory aid or a practice session.

Of course neither of us are "correct." We can do only what works for us.