Many instrument rated pilots believe the added safety and security of an instrument flight plan far exceeds the perceived ‘risk’ of relying exclusively on your own eyes and mind to avoid traffic, airspace, obstacles, and just plain finding the runway.
By doing so, you probably relinquish much of the freedom flying offers us. Being told what to do and where to go sometimes results in the frustration of being ordered to do something that seems inefficient and costly.
Considering all this, I recommend that you fly VFR every other flight to stay proficient in the above mentioned piloting skills and to just regain some of your hard earned freedom General Aviation offers.
Fly safe friends