By reading different questions/answers on the bitcoin full node subject, I am still wondering if there are any "added value" in running a full node as an individual.
Most of the "everyday life" people don't know much about computing and network. They don't know anything about NAT, DHCP, router configuration, process, daemon, etc. They don't necessarily want to bother with config files, don't care about command lines or complicated options and so on. And they live and sleep very well without knowing that!
So I am wondering if there are / what are the benefits in running a full node as an individual:
benefits for the network
If I run a full node without activating NAT on my Internet access router/modem (and then not being able to accept new connexions), is it pointless? Am I doing good or bad by doing this? Am I securing the whole thing for example? Other benefits?
benefits for the individual
What are the benefits for the individual who runs a full node at home, behind the ISP router/modem? Let's take the assumption that this individual is the owner of some bitcoins (so he/she has at least a slight interest in the domain). Will he/she benefits from faster transaction for example? More secure transactions? Other benefits?
Could someone clarify that for me?