I do have an affinity for the smell of fresh PCB in the morning! I've soldered enough for a lifetime, the number of Dell SX280's I've recapped is enough to make me sick.
Recapped a few things for myself and others, back during the capacitor plague.
Back in the day ('70s/'80s), assembled a lot of electronics from parts/kits that had to be soldered (including my first PC).
Yeah I need to build 2 more rigs tongiht actually. Hell it only takes me roughly 30 minutes or so to assemble one.
I think I freaked a couple of people out at the current day job about a year ago. Even though I was nominally software, I got drafted to help with a datacenter hardware upgrade. It involved swapping motherboards, boot drives, HBAs, and NICs in a pile of rackmount servers, flashing the BIOS, re-imaging the OS, and verifying that the upgraded server seemed healthy. The first one went slow while I figured out the gotchas... the second one went faster... and by the third one I had a rhythm down. They brought another guy in to watch me do one (with the goal of having him help with the backlog), but after seeing how fast I turned one around they said "uhh... we'll just let you finish all of these". Guess I kinda shot myself in the foot there...