Oh I hear you...have you ever mentally built yourself a "home-of-your-dreams"? Was looking at a site of unusual houses, and mentally ticking off the cool settings I would love to see in my own personalized house some day *wistful sigh*
Oh yes!! I even used to make up 'floor plans' of a house I'd like. I seem to have NO talent for that sort of thing, but its still fun. I love building in the sims too and playing with various designs, and layouts. Granted, its sort of limited, but it beats pencil and paper. lol One of these days I want to learn 3d and try designing my own place in something like that. But, yeah, it would be nice if it was less a dream and more a reality. (Then again, I'd be happy to have a place of my own at all. Getting a little tired of living in my parents basement!!)
Well, I haven't gotten that far, as I have no talent for it either, but I've also built in the sims...houses that wouldn't seem logical in normal life, any rate. I think it was more fun than playing the character.