When you find the problem it's usually a blinding flash of realization that illuminates a tiny, eensy bit of code that you tweak and make right in a couple of minutes. Invariably the mistake was pretty stupid. The glory moment is over quickly because you know all the test cases will pass and that you've just nailed another one.
You've got bragging rights during one lunch, but that's it. It's off to more mundane bugs in the mortal world, and you feel a little sad.
I need to do hardware again.