WTH is Garry’s Mod?

Genre:  Sandbox
Platform:  PC (Steam), XBone

I have seen a lot of my online friends playing a game called Garry’s Mod, so I thought I would try it out.  I don’t understand the appeal at all.  Here is the description of the game on their store page:

Garry’s Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren’t any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.

You spawn objects and weld them together to create your own contraptions – whether that’s a car, a rocket, a catapult or something that doesn’t have a name yet – that’s up to you. You can do it offline, or join the thousands of players who play online each day.

If you’re not too great at construction – don’t worry! You can place a variety of characters in silly positions. But if you want to do more, we have the means.

I played around with this for a few hours and just don’t get it.  Sure, I can place items around the world, but then what?  The world isn’t very big and appears to be set in the Half-Life 2 universe.  I really like Half-Life 2, but this doesn’t even seem to be a game.  Once you set things up, you can shoot them, I guess?  I’m not out much as this was a $5 game.  Please, if you have played it and like it, explain the appeal to me because I feel like I’m missing out.

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