I would change the "thrill" to more of a "relief" that I could actually legally carry a loaded firearm in public for the defense of myself or my family. Adding to what a few others have said regarding complacency, you also don't want to pretend that your shiny new license is carte blanche for going to places that you would normally consider risky, like an ATM machine in a bad neighborhood at 11:00 pm. and so on. Avoidance will get you out of more situations than your firearm ever will.
When my interview for getting my CCW was over our conversation went pretty close to this: I told the issuing officer that I probably wouldn't carry it for a couple of months or so. He got this perplexed look on his face and said, "Why?" With a smile on my face, I told him that it would probably be my luck that this would be the day that I got robbed while having to get gas on my way home from here.
Judge: "So Mr. mprp, how long did you have your CCW when this took place?"
mprp: "Uh, well Your Honor, about 18 minutes." :embarassed:
He chuckled and then looked at me with a pretty serious look on his face and said, "No, you carry that damn thing with you everywhere you go starting today."
So the "thrill" is pretty much gone for me because I'm under a direct order. :smile: