Not sure how I missed this thread.
I started homebrewing over 20 years ago (hard for me to believe), for the same reason that I make my own pizza...Because most of what's available sucks. Actually the similarity doesn't stop there...I have a lot of fun experimenting with different ingredients and methods when making beer, just like with pizza.
Things have changed quite a bit with beer since I started homebrewing. With the craft beer movement exploding, and me living close to several great breweries, I no longer have trouble finding good beer...in fact, the opposite is true...so many beers, so little time. This is why even though it's been well over a year since I've brewed any beer, I still have a cellar and a "beer fridge" full of beer.
I still would like to brew a batch soon, just for the fun of it. Not sure where I'm going to put it though.
As far as saving money by making your own beer...maybe after the initial outlay for equipment costs is recouped...but for me, that's not my motivation. I do it because it's a fun hobby that produces a great product.
That is a sweet setup you got there Qarl! A friend of mine built a similar setup. His wasn't as pretty and shiny as yours though. The diamond plate on the walls is a nice touch.
BTW, for those wanting to get into home brewing, a fancy setup like Qarl's isn't required. You can get started for as little as about $100 and make some great beer.