It never ceases to amaze me how a game like minecraft, using minimal processing power, zero budget, and no real plot can be more engaging than almost all major AAA release titles. Moments like this, where you're standing on top of a tower you spent a week building, dodging creepers, skeletons, and spiders, and the sun pokes its head up just enough that the sky floods with color; that is a moment you can't recreate in other games. That sun not only represents safety, but also the progression of time; the hope and promise of a new day. You've finished your current project, so now what? You're never done, and even if you've slayed the dragon and saved the world, you know that there's just one more project to eek out. And in the back of your mind you know that there may always be just one more project. And Notch releases more material, you slowly come to the beautiful realization that the game itself will never be truly finished.
So to all of us who work on endless railroads, automatic farms, and mob grinders when we could easily be cracking skulls in COD, or hiding behind waist-high cover in every other shooter Gears of War, keep at it. And every now and then, take a look at the sunrise, just to remind yourself why you're still playing.