That is definitely how I feel, but I am the first one to admit I'm kinda lazy. LOL. Seriously though, the flavour of the tinned stuff is what folks around here want so I'm big on not, "If it aint broke...don't fix it". If I have to go to the grocery store to buy the cherries anyway, I'd just as soon buy the canned stuff.
I think if you are feeling energetic, go for it! Why not? Whats the worst that could happen? Be warned though, its going to be LOTS more expensive to do from scratch.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams