I love this article more than I can say.
YES. Yes to all of it. Everything he says.
I "finished" Borderlands 2 long ago. But I just like to walk around and explore the place. Even places I have been before. Just wander around, effortlessly killing anything (except Terrormorphous) that impinges on my stroll.
Same with Fallout:New Vegas. I just go into the casinos and play blackjack. Sometimes I fire up the game just to play blackjack. I don't kill anyone.