This post has Fallout 4 spoilers. Go finish the game before you read on.
I was thrilled. I put all my skill points I gained leveling into perks that allowed me to repair and use my armor. I scoured the wasteland for parts and learned to follow the rail lines and freeways looking for military checkpoints. I searched exhaustively for the magazines that unlocked new paint jobs. I gathered junk with a purpose. I went everywhere in my armor and got pretty unstoppable.
And it made some sense. How could one person make a difference in a place like the Commonwealth. Well, what if that person was a veteran that knows how to repair power armor and dogged enough to search for parts to put together a suit that tops anything even the local mercenaries have.
But what about using my finely-tuned suit of destruction to help society get back on its feet? I'll write a bit more soon about the new settlement system in the game and some of the ways it was a disappointmant.
In the mean time, I hope you and yours are having a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!