Honestly, I've made so many avatars in my life that unless I either have one already ready or I have some sort of an inspirational moment I just don't feel like making them anymore. I will try to stop by every once in a while though.
Good to hear you're happy with your job. While I'm not perfectly happy with mine, I can't really complain. The company I work for has a bucketload of clients from a bunch of different fields so we're still doing well.