Ha, honestly, mine is either painting, or making scenery! I love the way a blank canvass becomes a colorful depiction of life with the application of a few splotches of pigment! plus, it keeps me busy, and out of trouble
I think either the community or the background (probably both). Games are fun, converting is possibly equal to the background (but I haven’t any money and so converting isn’t fun now: thinking of the fact that you have to spend £30 or so to do a part of the hobby that you love is a bit of a downer when you don’t have 30p, lol), generally hate painting, but accept it’s a part of it and must be done, so try to enjoy it…
I think that my favourite part is developing the theme and trying to bring that character out in the army. I try to make any army I collect unique in some way, rather than just putting together the ‘vanilla’ units and putting them on the table top for battles. My Dwarf army is built around the idea of each warrior unit being from a guild, my Eldar were based upon the idea of a rogue farseer from Ulthwe etc. That’s one of the reasons I joined this forum, because I like to see everyone’s take on the Chaos Dwarf army and how each person sees the race. It’s also why I am collecting CDs, because of the freedom available within the army.
Not sure that really answers the question, because the above covers pretty much everything about building an army, but there you go.
It used to be gaming for me, but when I moved that drifted away. The last ten years or so it’s been mainly enjoying the backstory to the wargames worlds and imagining all the cool stuff there. Now… well, I’d love to say I enjoy painting, but that’s not quite right. I love painting, but I HATE the fact that i am so poor at choosing colours schemes. My poor chaos dwarves have just been stripped back to plastic and re-primed for the fourth times! but this time I’ll just go with what comes out at the end, rather than repainting if I am not happy.