About fifteen years ago I walked away from digital photography for a couple of different reasons. First, and the most pressing issue at the time, was the world events going on in the world around me. The United States had just been attacked, and we were going to war with terrorism and the act of walking around and taking pictures of things, especially architecture and things in the city raised suspicion, as everyone in the world seemed to be weary of everyone else in the world who were not themselves.
Also at this time, I was only using digital cameras that would be considered "point and shoot" cameras. Only being fascinated with the idea of photography, I never spent a single day in a darkroom in my life when photography was still analog. It was definitely interesting to me at that time, but all my creative endeavors had roots that were pixels, nothing organic with perhaps the exception of writing - and we're not any good at that despite how engaging we may find it to be. Because point and shoot cameras were my jam, I didn't have my head too far into the DSLR arena, but it was that exact learning curve that prevented me from taking my admiration of digital photography to the next level. Shutter speeds, ISO and aperture were the only terms I knew how to pronounce, and that was about it. (I'm "Team EYE-S-OH" by the way.)
Lastly, and perhaps the most disappointing, is I sort of forged myself into this narrow channel of thinking that had me under this spell of distaste for creative pursuits and surrounded myself with scenarios and people that reinforced this idea. One guy having a bad day is one thing, but a group of them acting as a support network and echo chamber for like-minded low vibration individuals is a completely different shit-show. It turns into a pissing contest of who can achieve the most disgraceful acts of human existence, and other acts completely absent of self-respect, morality, or both, and somehow maintain this as a lifestyle. That's getting a little bit too far out of focus tho.