I think it's a matter of deciding whether you want to "Play" or "Metaphorically Whack Off" because while grinding to get to level 100 might be your goal, you're just doing the same thing hand over fist with no true payoff. At least the true act results in gratification or a sandwich
It's why I'd rather not play by myself at all (
) if none of my crew(s) are on. At least with them, shenanigans help kill time in the process 99% of the time.