Being able to participate as a Cardano Stake pool owner and operator is an extension of my passion for the project.
Profitability is essential for long term success. In order of the network to be reliable, the incentive model is a mechanism that has to be appropriate to ensure stability and longevity of stake pool operations. Passion is a motivator, but incentives ensure long term operations.
From the network perspective, stake pools have value on their own merits, but while some actors are purely business oriented like exchanges, active and passionate members of the Cardano community are an extension of the HEART of Cardano.