You're not strange bro', but you're definitely one of a dying breed - apparently 'most of us' would rather buy factory built cars and use motors that never go wrong.
I know exactly what you mean too. If I went out and put brushless motors in my main race cars, I'd still like to tinker with my brushed motors in at least one of my cars, just because I've got the gear and actually like maintaining them.
But the way forward is more power, greater efficiency, greater reliability etc etc. It's going to happen soon. In the UK, the next CML RRCI Off Road championship is going to allow the use of brushless motors. I intend to run them in that series and I admit that I have very high expectations of the new systems - huge performance but without any hassle. Awesome