The web used to be fun. It used to be possible to achieve something with a moderate amount of work. Making money used to be much easier for sure but now Google sucks up 40 billion of what probably used to be spread around to early enthusiasts/businesses. Now you can sink an endless amount of work into something and see it go nowhere. There used to be competition in the search marketplace among web sites and search engines. Turn the clock back 5-8 years and the web would be fun again. Google used to be a cool company.
People used to surf the web for fun, now they tend to see what the FB or GOOG algo thinks they want to see. It used to feel like it was possible to create something cool that people would see and enjoy, it used to be fun to roam around on the web and find those cool things.
Personally I had no interest in computers before the net came along because anything crated just sat on a local machine or a local network. When the web came along, all of a sudden it became possible to "share" thing with people. It's basically reverted back to the pre-web days. Build whatever you want and chances are few if any people who might appreciate it will ever see it. It was nice while it lasted.