As long as you are having fun - and it's obvious that you are - it's all great. I press for a variety of reasons - sometimes I infuse with rum or nocino, sometimes I try to save a shitty ribbon or shag, sometimes I try my own blend. My thought is that plug is always better than anything else, so if I'm going to blend my own, after giving it a test smoke prior to pressing, I will press it into a tight plug.
To those who say there are no benefits to pressing tobacco, that's fine - they certainly don't have to do it. The rest of us will continue to have fun, even if the benefits are all imaginary.