I originally wanted to learn Welsh because I have no contact with family, and my siblings and I were never really taught any family history, and since (as far as I know), our main ancestry is Welsh, I figured learning it would be the best way to actually feel some kind of connection to the past.
The reason I’ve stuck with it is that the language is just so beautiful and fun to learn, and also because the way that SSIW teaches the course just works so much better for me than other language learning things I’ve tried. Ever since I was a kid, I would spend pocket money on books to learn all kinds of languages – Latin, German, French, Russian. I listned to Pimsleur audiobooks, and someone gave me a copy of some old Rosetta Stone software. But something about SSIW is just so effective for my brain, keeps it fun and interesting.