I know it feels crazy but it can made realize how powerful (or chances is not) an 8bit or 16 bit microcontroller is. I think it's important in all fields to be able to gauge the differents paramaters. It allows you to be a better problem solver, lot of people have ideas, but they never try to put them against something, they just speaking about something they don't know. If I do it I will earn great insight on not only microcontrollers but all fields related to them. It's not just an idea it's something I have to try to achieve.