"Obsessed is a word that the lazy use to describe the dedicated."
I am not sure where that quote came from or who said it, but it rings true.
At times I feel shamed that I am obsessed with achieving higher levels of sound quality, like a junkie needing another fix, but the high I get when the veils are removed and the music is set free is intoxication enough.
Obsessed seems to have many negative connotations attached to it, while dedicated lends credibility to the endeavor; a sort of blessing.
Words are funny.