My personal interest in hacking is more a requirement. Part of my job requires dealing with IDS and network infrastructure design so I kind of have to understand how things are done so I can implement proper security measures. I am by no means a hacker nor would I posture as one. But I have dealt with many fairly serious individuals on both sides of the divide so i always find it amusing when someone starts spouting off things they obviously know very little about.
And I enjoy debating with you too. The force is strong with you young jedi