Loving the problem is critical because your technology will age and become obsolete. If you love the problem, you will happily change how you solve that problem to do it better. If you love the technology, you will care more about your method than the result, putting you out of alignment with your customers.
Do you know what the geospatial product trap is? It’s when we fall in love with the technology, not the problem.
You can definitely see it in people when they talk about a certain type of technology. It’s like they have blinders on and forget about whether or not the solution has the budget, skills/knowledge, resources and capacity to maintain it. It sort of reminds me how developed nations used to bring solutions to developing nations in the past – it just falls apart after they leave.