I'm an industrial designer.
I didn't know it at the time, but I have had a life long affection for games. There may be no cure and i don't know if I want one but it has elements of watching algorithms come alive, OCD and the love of things in shiny boxes.
If there is a game and it has rules that mostly work, I'll give it a shot.
For me, the most important quality a game creates is a gathering where the participants are encouraged to laugh, joke and banter. Winning is not the point, but having fun and exploring is.