I've been baking bread for several years now, and even bought a Nutrimill so that I could grind my own grain two years back. I loved everything about homemade bread, except that I couldn't get it to toast well.
As time went by, I found myself getting lazier about the bread baking. I used up my wheat, and started buying store bought loaves once again. It didn't taste near as good as the homemade loaves, and I decided to get back into the habit of baking once or twice a week, depending on our needs. I tried a new recipe, and what do you know! This bread toasts perfectly, but is nice and soft when eaten fresh.
My family was very appreciative when I went back to baking our bread fresh, and after reading about the dough conditioners used in nearly every brand on the market, I'm convinced that homemade is the way to go.
Do you buy your bread, or make your own?