While I prefer to sail with compatible crew, I do find myself sailing solo more often lately than in the past.
I've found that I do enjoy the challenge of doing things on my own, and to some extent enjoy the solitude - at least for a while. I doubt that I would want to do a long distance solo trip - fatigue rears it's ugly head early, with sometimes bad results.
When sailing alone, esp on a boat that's regularly crewed, I think it's important to think things out ahead of time, and realize that everything is going to take maybe 4 times as long as with even one crew. Some sort of effective self steering makes a huge difference, obviously.
You can rig the boat to be better singlehanded, and that doesn't necessarily mean everything run aft to the cockpit (seems you need to do very little of this, or absolutely all of it) For instance if your reef lines are on the boom/gooseneck it's probably better to have your halyard at the mast too, so you have a single station reef routine. If you run the halyard aft, then you should probably run ALL reef tack and clew lines aft too. On many boats this gets busy, crowded and is always expensive.
Get used to docking your boat with minimum help; having a responsive, controllable boat will go a long way to minimizing the stress of take offs and landings.
There are rewards to successful singlehanding.. but it takes some practice and practical thinking.