...and because cooperative play in EVE is designed around shared access to resources, pooled in warehouse hangars in space, and a lot of what I do in EVE is really hard without corporation mechanics to make sharing the means of production less of a chore. (more on this in the near future)
...and because my mid-term goal really is something that is well described by the phrase. I am aiming at a set of tools that automates the tedious out-of-game tasks inherent in playing EVE with an industrial focus as much as possible. Once achieved, my stable of pilots (and if I build the tools right, whole corporations or alliances) will be able to share in the wealth created by automating the paper pushing and go out and do other things in EVE.
...and because it's a sandbox and I can do what I want, and that's why I love the game.