Every time I open up Twitch there's always some crazy speed running stream going on for an old game. It's not the most popular but it's certainly growing but personally? I just don't get it.
I always say each to their own but it just doesn't look like much fun to me.
It's probably the same reason I don't like most PvE raid environment games. Everything is the same. All of the time. That's kind of the point when it comes to speed running games but it's the same as speed climbing over technically demanding bouldering.
Speed running just seems like too much of a grind. You're playing the same game. Time after time. And just trying to do the same thing but faster.
Maybe I just didn't play enough Sonic when I was a kid. Who knows.