I miss the thrill of a victory, but the humiliation of a loss was always so hard to take. It was like being told you're an idiot. I wonder if anyone else has similar feelings.
I, myself, don't play chess in person. That's the beauty of web-based correspondence chess. It's not the end of the world if you lose a game. Nobody sees your disappointed face by the loss of another game.
And on the other hand, nobody can see the great big grin on one's face when your opponent flubs a move!