I prefer baking. As I've said before, baking has more magic to it. You start with white dusts (flour, sugar, salt, etc) and some grease (butter) and some liquids (milk, water, etc) and other assorted things (cubes (chocolate) round squishy balls of liquid (eggs) etc) and end up with something entirely different. A piece of meat stays a piece of meat, a string bean remains a string bean, but the final product of baking bears no resemblance at all to it's ingredients.
Plus, equally important, i like the taste! But not only of the final product, but i taste every step of the way (butter and sugar creamed together, yum - add eggs and mkae it fluffy, yum again - add the chocolate and flour, yum again.
And finally, i like the kind of movements you do more than those of cooking (mixing, stirring,. beating, rolling, crumbling, rubbing, etc, as opposed to cutting, prodding with a fork, turning, tossing)
I spent my childhood making mud cakes from various kinds of dirt and in winter, snow (sugar) - dark black dirt (chocolate) light sand (flour) etc. No0thing more relaxing than mucking around with batters
P.s. i notice you posted this question here in the baking section - if you posted it in the food and cooking section you'd find most people saying the opposite - note that this section always has the fewest posts and threads.
Very nice tarts, by the way, gratifying isn;t it? All you really need is a GOOD recipe.