I know a lot of people buy breadmakers or receive them as gifts but never use them. My husband often makes bread in oursr. He has a bit of fun varying the ingredients (eg. throwing in herbs for flavour). It makes a small loaf so it's probably not as economical if you eat a lot of bread but it is nice bread and I like that you can put it on at night and wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. Baking it in the oven is nice too but I haven't gotten around to that in quite a while.
Sometimes I do, but I don't have a breadmaker, so it does take a bit of time to knead and let rise. I like to do it when I feel like a special bread, and have been known to go on kicks where I'll bake for a week or two and then get sick of it. I wouldn't get a breadmaker because I don't have any extra room in my kitchen!
I have a bread maker which I used to use every few days when living on the farm however for some odd reason, since I came back to suburbia, I have only baked one loaf.
Perhaps it is because the ranges of bread available to buy is so vast compared to a regional area.
Also there is no room for the breadmaker in the kitchen in my current house so i think it is more a case of "out of sight, out of mind".
It was however always so nice to come home to that smell of bread cooking.
Sometimes I bake bread. I won a breadmaker many years ago and wore it out. I have a new one now. I love the comforting smell of bread baking on a cold day or night. it makes me happy. It is possible to make so many types of bread. I particularly like cheese and onion. When the children were little I used to make bread by hand and form it into shapes such as a crocodile or dinosaur.