I have a Technician class license, and just bought the study guide for the General class. My goal is to go take the test at this time next month. What makes it interesting for me is the electronics theory involved in the study for the license. As a child I used to take apart broken electronic devices and study their make-up to see what made them "tick." I later went to school in the 80s to study electronics theory, particularly for aviation. That led to a job at an airline, and later a part-time job fixing business band radios.
Any other hams on here? No need to share call signs, since you can be looked up on the internet with it.
Money talks ... but all it tells me is 'goodbye.'