I agree once I started flying for a living it became a job. I would rather ride a motorcycle than sit in an airplane.lol
On my LAST flight (an Airbus 340, Vancouver - Calgary - Frankfurt - return), my first officer brought a video camera and made a last-flight-video, then sent me a copy about a month after it ended.
I had totally forgotten our conversation, till watching the video. On take-off out of Calgary there were "cap-clouds" over the Rockies, so we climbed to 35,000, and as we leveled the clouds ended - a beautiful clear day, so I directed him to request 19,000' to give the folks in back a bit of a "tour" (at 19,000 we're WELL ABOVE the "hills", but looking out the windows it looks as tho' you're right IN them!).
My f/o said "There's NOTHING like this, eh?" gesturing to the views.
"A single-seater w/ an ejection seat!" I replied, then followed up "...or a twisty road on a motorcycle, when you're 'in the Zone', just laughing inside!"
I had ordered a new Suzuki Bandit 1200S as a 'retirement gift' already, and I got to LIVE that comment, and STILL GET to LIVE that comment, EVERY day.
Do I miss flying? NOT really, as long as there's a Versys in my garage(s)!