I plan to brew full time once I retire. I don't mind cleaning, but I'm not going to bother with regulatory, licensing, payroll, financial, contracts, distribution, or customers. I figure that ignoring that stuff means that I can brew whenever I feel like it and not go belly up as fast as some of the breweries that do.
That's pretty much where I am at now. I call it "semi-pro" brewing! With the new CA homebrew law I am donating/pouring a ton of beer at charity events. The tax deduction and t shirt sales make it a break even proposition for me plus as you mentioned I don't have to deal with all the bs!