I am a "ham" for many years. During those years, I had thousands of QSOs, and some of those QSOs were very good.
It seems to me that most hams I had QSOs with have little or no curiosity
other than my name, location, rig, antenna system. If I ask a ham if he/she
has any other interests besides ham radio, I always get an answer
to that question. However, most hams will not return the question!!!
Some of my best QSOs were "spawned" by mutual interest in other
activities. Note: I also enjoy talking about ham radio related subjects, and
I had many good QSOs regarding ham radio.