+1 what Luciphercolours said hit the nail on the head
There are too many sounds that I would love to make or wanted to make when I got into synths. The reece sound to "fly away home" by Concord Dawn is amazing and one I still want to nail perfect (check it out if you aint heard it pure filth!!!)
But instead of trying to mimic sounds I started to just play around with my virus with the only idea being I want a really sic high impact sound. And after playing around and many rubish sounds (not forgeting frustration)when you reach a sound that you have made that is your own is to me way more enjoyable than just using a sound that has been churned out over and over.
Any way I really don't wanna preach to people this is me just sharing how i got into loving synths as much as I do, but for me spending that time making a new sound that people will ask on forums "How do I make that sound" (In my dreams!!!) would be much more of an achievement than just recreating sounds (not that there is anything wrong with that, I enjoy it as well)