It appeals to an artistic user as it gives the ability to control chaos, to play with magic.
Many computer scientist find this 'magic' very confronting. I used to find the computer scientists - back in my naive youth - and say, look I've done this study, here's what I've found (about fifty pages of text).
And they would look up, without reading any of it, and make the 'I'm-a-wise-computer-scientist-who-doesn't-really-have-time-to-talk-to-a-fifteen-year-old-boy' sound.
It's a sound I should capture in a WAVE file and patent the frequencies or something.