@MajorTom Oh, I'm fully aware. I'm an MCSE, a not-currently-active CISSP, and hold a handful of other certifications. I've been doing this for more than 25 years...makes me feel old. x.x
My home environment is pretty complex and extensive compared to most IT guys; but, my work environment, while impressive in its own right, is not usually something a lot of IT guys gawk at these days with the massive datacenters we're all used to. I've been lucky to end up at a business that, while under the same security requirements as those many times its size, has given me a lot of freedom to be directly and\or involved\in charge of pretty much everything from A to Z.
I have a lot of "unorthodox" IT experience as well - doing a lot with little kind of thing - hence my sometimes creative suggestions or recommendations; and, I only wish I could sell or give away half of what I have sitting on shelves in my computer lab downstairs so others can learn as much as I have.