I spent 7 months writing a Web Site on a subject im not even that interested in. When completed, it had a member service which allowed members to dynamically create and run their own forums, chatrooms, image galleries, file upload archives, and tonnes more. Members passwords were encryped in the database. Members could also customize each and every page, including colors, content, and styles.
It also had a HUGE Content Management System which allowed me to completely change the layout and content without ever touching the source code. I wrote articles everyday which i uploaded and never showed to anybody.
I also created a fully functional Online Store and checkout system which had all of ZERO products.
Here is the best part. When i had completely finished the web site -- i deleted it! Every single file was deleted and forgot about. The only reason i did it was to learn more about the advantages and power of database programming.
Hows that, sucka?