"Fortunately the Command Module was orbiting the Moon"
they couldn't trust a robot to do it. So it's like "the bus driver" never gets to go on the tour. But that's his job. And if I had the opportunity to be "the bus driver" on a Lunar mission, I'd probably take it. yeah you didn't get the glory of actually STANDING and WALKING on the moon, but you get to GO THERE and BE IMPORTANT as "the bus driver".
A lot of people forget about Mike Collins who spent all of his 'alone time' taking photos and doing other sciency things.