Ya it was fun but more of a pain I'm the ass now that I finished cleaning it. I definitely enjoy just trailing. And your right allot of plastic shit broke.
After a while, you realize what a PITA it is to keep things cleaned & maintained. Offroading in general adds a great amount of upkeep & maintenance. Everything gets dirty, dusty, bearings & seals take on water/dirt and don't last as long. I was in the offroading hobby for 10 years...and did a lot of maintenance/upkeep. I've gotten older and got tired of doing the upkeep - so - we got out of it. My current tacoma was purchased bran new and its never gone offroading and probably never will. I like having a nice clean & easily maintained truck (for once).