Yes, indeed it is. Most puzzling. Also baffling, confounding, mystifying, and perplexing. But this is the reason we enjoy puzzles: because they can entertain us, and at the same time stretch our minds.
I've always loved puzzles of all kinds. Filling in that last square, solving a cryptogram, or snapping in that last jigsaw piece has always brought me great satisfaction. But I never thought about creating my own puzzles until about a dozen or more years ago.
I was minding my own business one day, when a family member called. During the course of the conversation, she asked if I knew what a "cruciverbalist" was. I admit I had never heard the word before, but it was easy to break down: "cruci" is from the Latin "crux", meaning "cross"; "verbal" derives from "verbum", also Latin, and pertains to words; finally, "ist" is a suffix denoting someone who does something. So I responded: "Yeah. Someone who makes crossword puzzles."
Turns out this family member had a friend (or a friend of a friend) who was a crossword constructor. This friend (I'm being intentionally vague) happened to mention that she subscribed to a mailing list for crossword constructors.
To make a long story short, I subscribed to the list myself, and became involved in the wonderful world of crossword construction.
At first, I only did a few mediocre puzzles. I bought a book on constructing crosswords, studied up, and created some slightly-less-than-mediocre puzzles. I found a wonderful mentor, and started getting better at it. After all this practice and training, though, I still didn't have anything that I thought was worthy of publishing (I'm very hard on myself).
That changed, of course when I got my first constructing gig. But that's a story for another time. Suffice it to say that I had joined the ranks of the many thousands of puzzle constructors. It's been probably 17 years or so, and I'm still enjoying it.
What's most puzzling, though, is this: in a world with possibly hundreds of thousands of puzzle constructors, and millions of puzzle aficionados, why was the domain name, "itspuzzling" still available? That will remain a mystery for all time.