My husband does the cooking and I'm sure if he was allowed he'd make spices the main course. I was brought up on simple fare, we were a lamb chops and mash veggies family (lamb was cheap then) so I'm not keen on spices.
Yes, lots! My mum was unusual compared to my friends' mums, as she used lots of interesting flavours in her cooking and when I went to university I was horrified to discover how flat and dull food without spices tastes! Mum knew all the little Indian and Chinese shops that sold spices in vast quantities and with a much better flavour than those sold in squitty little pots in the supermarket. She also grew a lot of herbs and spices in the garden so we had them fresh too.
I am not as good as her but I do try to make my food as interesting as possible!
Yes I love them, & use some of them most nights in my cooking. It's just the chilli spice 1 we can't come to, anymore. I have 74 small matching jars of herbs & spices, in 2 spice racks! When our granddaughter was 3 & her mummy was having another baby, she used to tell everyone, "If it's a boy baby, I'd like him to be called, Risotto, & if it's a girl baby, I'd her to be called, Chilli". Needless to say, she now has a sister, by the name of Ginger!!!