I agree it's about the journey. Most of the games I've worked on that have released are not very good. They're not games I liked that much, but I have so many memories of working on them, with other people, doing things involving the game. Really great times. How the games turned out, is almost completely removed from all of what went into it, and what went into it is the stuff I will remember.
I was just thinking about this earlier when talking with my friends and the fact that I don't own any of the games I've worked on came up.