Jason Zimdars has a great article on why he works remotely (at Basecamp). He sums it up nicely:
The people you love aren’t interruptions, they’re the reason you work at all. Give ’em a hug.
I couldn’t agree more. Though there are numerous awesome benefits to working at Automattic, the most rewarding one by far is that I get to spend more time with my wife and daughter, sharing in more of the little everyday things that happen in their lives. And they get a me that isn’t burnt out after spending eight hours in a cubicle.