One of the non-medicinal side benefits of kratom is the fact that there are so many varieties of it.
When I become interested in something, I really enjoy going all in and learning as much as I can about it. With kratom, that means learning about the different strands, and which does what for you, and things of that nature. Plus the ways to consume it, and the amounts to take, etc.
I'm by no means an expert yet (not even close, actually), but being able to be someone my friends can come to and get recommendations on kratom-related stuff is a nice little buzz in of itself.
Yes, the positive attention is nice, but it's an even better feeling knowing that not only did you help introduce someone to this amazing plant, but you helped someone understand it better as well.