Testify! I have gone down this same road. I even went so far as to find the methods used for brewing by the Aeropress world champions (yes, this is a thing!).
After a few years with the Aeropress, I got into brewing by pour-over, which — if done correctly — is a world apart form other methods.
The ritualistic element of making one’s morning coffee can be (don’t laugh) downright spiritually cleansing. I truly believe that.