I find the familiarity of paper and pencil calming and allowing in the first phases of creating something. The whole process eventually moves to the high tech gear that enables creative presentation, artistic images that help convey the thoughts and ideas. And when finally rendered, the end result looks nothing like the first yellow pages. Similar to the way bacon looks after cooking it, in no way does it resemble the source from which it came.
I keep all of my 'old school' musings, starts and stops. It could be that a halt in the development is for learning the 'next' things, just like in school, as we grew into the students of life, full of wonder and amazement. X's and O's contributing to the really big picture and leaving strokes of genius with graphite. Legacy left for a future treasure hunt.