In defense of my bike and my fiddling:
I don’t fiddle every week, once month normally, but the fiddle is a lot easier than a derailleur bike.
You also forget my weekly mileage!
I do like a reasonably clean chain, if I can see the gritty sludge then it’s time for a clean, my wet lube makes it go dirty quicker, but I like wet lube.
Also a lot of work I’ve had to do on the bike is because it is a ten year old bike, so lots of things were at the end of their service life – not the hoff though 🙂 – and this would be the same for any second hand bike and probably a lot worse were it a derailleur bike.
I’ve done all the servicing myself without too much difficultly and I’d never have got a derailleur setup this perfect on my own, I’d have had to pay a bike shop lots of money to do it for me.
I’d have worn out a second hand alfine hub by now (8000 miles) and a second hand derailleur would be in the bin too.
You live with a bike that needs maintenance, I just maintain mine so it is always in near top working order.