And I cast the same vote as you, I’m just trying to explain the utility of the giveaways. It’s not that it’s “more fascinating to play a game for a game instead of playing your back log instead,” because the two activities are not mutually exclusive.
You may as well ask why people want jobs that pay more than a living wage but take up so much of their time. Without getting into the politics of income disparity, a lot of people could get by just fine working half time. But it’s a trade. You trade some time doing one thing so you can have more of what you want, even if you then have less time in which to do it. Because a) that’s how you get more of what you want and b) you can’t realistically spend every waking hour doing the things you want anyway, you need a break. I mean, I could ask why you’re on a game forum instead of playing a game. You need a break to let you enjoy it more.
To say nothing about gambling and the addictiveness thereof (which many games actively exploit to keep your interest). Humans naturally enjoy a game of chance.