Missing Barns and Telling Yarns
Yeah, it's fun to just dive in and get your hands dirty. Building, shooting, trading, collecting, hunting... The sport has a huge range of possibilities to hold people's interest. The low cost and relative low skill required to buy or make SS also make it easy to dabble in every aspect of the sport. Not so with other shooting sports. Buying guns can be expensive, and building bows can take a lot of skill. I think I saw SS referred to as the "poor man's shooting sport". That suits me (and my budget) just fine!