It is the respected/cool thing to say you scorn anime and it exists only to fuel your AMV genius - so of course I'm exactly the opposite.
I went through a phase where I expected to edit everything I bought, and if I liked a series and had no ideas for it I considered it "a waste." This made me feel guilty for buying a series I like, which is stupid.
Seriously, logic? No. I'm still on an I-pay-the-rent-and-my-job-sucks budget, so it's nice if I do come up with an extra use for the things I've bought just because that's a way to get more "use" out of my spending, but it's no longer a big deal to me.
As fun as AMVs may be, they're each only a few minutes long. They're flashy and cool and may move me for as long as they're on screen, but I wouldn't get sucked in the way I do for a series.
Fan first, editor second, though I enjoy both. That may make my work suck to many people, but I like it this way. I think it's a little silly to bite the hand that feeds you, at least until the point where you're rendering all your own footage yourself. Then
you can play the I'm-too-cool-for-this game and not look like a tool.