It's no stretch to say that someone's first encounter with playing a large pipe organ is life-changing [See blog, That Look].
It cannot be denied that there's something about this vast machine that's very magnetic for all who have gotten close to it.
We organists, poor souls, are people who have a raging fire of interest going on inside us, a fire that got started when "the pipe organ bug" (photo) first bit us. never has been quenched, and never will be.
Once the pipe organ bug bites us, we're never the same.