We have a fire frequently. You are correct, men like fire! I find it almost mesmerizing to sit and watch a campfire after dark. If it's windy, we don't have a fire and when the campground doesn't allow fires, obviously we don't. Unfortunately, the RV park we're in right now doesn't allow fires, other that that it's very nice.
I very much enjoy a nice camp fire. Unfortunately, many times in the western states, in dry periods, the campfires in prohibited even in private campgrounds. I used to take my own firewood with me, but as the campfire opportunities diminish with these type of restrictions, what little I need I just buy locally.
If we're only doing a single overnight during long travel days, I probably won't have a fire. But once settled in a site for a few days, I really like having a fire in the evening.