I think, for all the experience, I'm always looking for the story. Like the journalist I was, and still am, really. Even with fiction. Whether it's another's work or one I pursue and create.
There's a moral side to it, as well, that precludes the pseudo-objectivism that some mainstream news media allege they represent. The point of view, the "gaze," is either implicit or explicit.
My advanced age doesn't change the desire to pursue the story and a way to tell it either.