The generally negative connotation the term "Maker" has to many people is the very reason I deliberately avoided using it.
Like a lot of other DIY'ers I've been making stuff and fixin stuff and modifying stuff for as long as I can remember, I laugh when I think of all the times my dad jumped on in the middle s!@#t for not putting his tools back where they belonged. I don't spend much time or mental effort trying to define myself to myself, others are usually eager to do it for me, but I've always understood that my love, in reality need to create/make/modify stuff isn't something that the majority of humanity shares, but there still are a buttload of people more or less like me in this regard. Hence this forum. I'm the knucklebustin' gearheads and the quilters and the gardeners and potters have a numerous forums dedicated to those addictions.
I think I am fundamentally different from the stereotypical Maker as the term is used today, but if some chose to call me that I'm not gonna get my knickers in a wad. I also don't want to be unfairly critical of dilettantes [as someone referred to them] for bouncing from one interest to another, at least they have a desire to do something creative, and there is no creative outlet that is ideal for everyone. There are a number of hobbies that I once avidly pursued that are no longer things I engage in - I have several dozen Ukrainian Easter eggs from the days when I indulged that interest, the newest one is over 40 years old. I still am known by a good percentage of the town as the crazy guy who had a garden in his front yard, and had a garden every year - even when working out of town - for over 20 years, but I haven't grown one in almost 20. I took a 25 years hiatus from brewing because life happened.
I am currently more intensely into beer making than I was in the past, but that may change over time, and if it does some other Maker interest will probably be the cause of the diminishment. If I lived a healthy, wealthy & free 1,000 years I wouldn't have enough time to do all the maker stuff I already have on my list!!