I would agree with you and although I do not consider it an obsession, its close. I turned off my TV and sold it over four years ago, but really enjoy writing on topics that interest me and then exploring others hubs and responding and making comments.
I joined Hp's six months ago and have had almost 14,000 page views for seventy hubs. I'm within striking distance of the 50.00 dollar thresh hold, so will be making some money soon.
It is the best way I have found to exchange information and there are hardly any trolls. Hub Pages makes it easy to format and create articles, and basically does all the tedious work for you, I love it!