I get what you mean. For me, it wasn't being hungry that I enjoyed, it was being physically hungry and not just mentally hungry (the former feeling is much more comfortable).
Also, with how I used to eat, I rarely if every experienced actual hunger. It was normally a carb/sugar crash if anything.
So I totally get it, and no I don't think it's bad unless you're going hungry for long periods of time on purpose. But to feel hunger before a meal and to be happy that you're actually FEELING it, I don't think that's unhealthy.