I find SQL very intriguing. I like to mine data and figure out how to pull the required information from a data set.
I use .NET and SQL heavily in my daily work. I find I need to able to use both to manipulate the data in all the ways needed (at least to the best of my ability... I bet some people could do it in pure SQL).
A Database Programmer walks up to two tables in a bar and says, "May I join you?". BA-dum-Chhhh!