My father was a musician, so I grew up with guitars. Myself I am just a mediocre guitar player and I never thought about technical details until one day
the trussrod of my Strat was worn out and I had to buy a new neck. Then I changed the pickups and soon I wanted a new body. Basically I had a new guitar now. Next I wanted to build a custom Telecaster with parts of my choice.
So one thing leads to another and I was dreaming of building a guitar from scratch. I soon realised that my knowledge and tools were not sufficient and I was forced to jump in the deep end.
I have never regretted my decision, it is a great hobby for me now.