With all the advances in the field of electronics, microcontrollers, etc., is it a good option today to build my own amateur radio transceiver (or transmitter/receiver)? Why might one choose to build over buying, or the other way around? How should one weigh the time invested in building versus money spent buying?
I have some experience building ham radios, but that was several years ago and using almost only analog circuits. It was very hard to tune it. I know that you can't buy the fun and knowledge gained from building your own, but the question is more about the time/price balance of building one or buying one.