There's probably many different reasons that folks here quilt, and more than likely it's a combination of several reasons actually. I think the main reason I've gotten into it is because it's a creative outlet and one in which I don't feel so frustrated with the end result because of my own perceived inadequacy with it.
I used to paint many years ago (seems like another lifetime now), and won awards at it when entered in juried shows, but I never really felt comfortable with it. It was WORK to get it to where I felt it was tolerable to look at, and I destroyed a lot of canvases in frustration in the process. And I know where that "not good enough" thinking was seeded at, but that's another long story.
So, why do you quilt?