There is defintly a distinction in the two processes. To me classic street photography always feels more like participating in a sporting event than beign an artist. I have to know my gear to work it as fast as I can, and always be alert for the moment to trigger a reflex to take a photo. Very much like athletics.
Great results for sure, but what I really like to now be able to be more contemplative about a particular scene and not purely leave everything to happenstance. The feeling of actually having more of a hand in making the image is just very satisfying. Having the more creative touch was always a photographer’s high I used to pick up by doing other non-human photos which, I never found as interesting in the end.
Best of both words!