The health issues of eating crap food often found near office locations and drinking out of a Keurig, the traffic snarls and their toll on time and energy and air quality, the need to focus on work without the bellowing of the frat-boy sales associates the next cubicle over really did it for me. I manage my own workspace to my own particular needs, and it makes an enormous difference. I took a pay cut to do it, but I don't self-medicate with remedies and expensive splurges. Work isn't disrupted if I need to work on a project out in the country. Life is far simpler and more flexible.
In order to pull this off, I needed to choose a wireless hotspot, I needed to adapt my systems so that updates made a minimal impact on my capped connections. Significant impressions from this - Windows 10 can die in a fire, Fedora 25 tweaked repository configurations and delta RPMs is rocking this crucial aspect of remote work. I got really good at making, backing up, and syncing virtual machines between my desktop, my work-issued laptop, my beater travel laptop, because when I'm remote my own competency to make a fully secured work-ready platform on time is far superior to any results of bugging the home office.