The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.
This is like the telephone problem - no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem.
Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.