Re: If you don't sail...you're a freakin' moron.
I unfortunately have not yet experienced all you describe - I'm stuck inland and only get the lake sailing piece of the fun.
That said, when days like yesterday comes along - 17 to 18 kt winds with gusts to >20 - I can not get on the water early enough.
The upside - winds like this is considered storm conditions on the lake - All the stinboaters are gone and you have the lake to yourself....
There's just not enough of these days....
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water" - Rabindranath Tagore