I don't think that's so uncommon. In the moment you focus on the struggles, but afterwards you think of ways to do things better and see the problems as challenges. My first ever night camping was cold and wet, and here I am decades later still constantly working at it.
I Think Jaywalker makes a great point. The reason I enjoy winter camping so much is the challenge along with the solitude of course. We take longer and farther trips every year and although I am typically exhausted by the end I am already starting to think about the next trip and what I can do to improve my experience.