sure...you can endure months of boredom and declining share prices, but when things turn, they TURN quickly! Research and perseverance almost always pay off, but sometimes you just get lucky.
I agree with you, there is no other "rush" quite like it. Sure, a guy can go along for the ride with stuff like BAC and PEP (which I do)...but it is way more fun picking stocks like MCZ, HTCH, NAVR, VTSI, LOJN, CGR, and many others. Good stuff.