Why we cache in the first place
I've only been doing this for about 7 months and I think one's focus changes as we "mature" as cachers. Yesterday I did 15 caches and all but one involved some hiking. At 58 I enjoy the exercise and discovering all the wonderful hiking trails and public lands that are out there. I do find, however, when I'm approaching what are milestones for me that the easy ones help with the numbers. I think this is a "to each his/her own" type of game with rules and etiquette that everybody should play by. Cheating, or "computer generated cache finds" as I like to call it is an odd behavior. The number of finds is not something that you put on a job application. While I don't get the concept of logging TB's unless I actually take possession of them, I say go for it.
Bottom line, I continue to be impressed on a daily basis with the diversity of both the caches and the folks that place them.