"Odds are low ... ." Yes in deed. I enjoy returning many times to the same spot to increase the odds. Sometimes I don't get the best image, but I enjoy just seeing a good image go by in that fleeting instant. I don't grieve or worry about the ones that get away and a lot do. Like fish, they may be bigger next time.
I once gave up photography all together when I realized I was running around like what I thought was a mad man, viewing the world through a Nikon. Only when I got home and looked at the images did I see where I had been. That got me into just looking around, watching and enjoying. Then a different kind (mode) of photography came to me.