Originally Posted by tsloper
To whose idea are you replying?
I like how the original poster has decided to get his hands dirty to see if he really wants to make games, and to do so he's looking into learning a bit of programming.
However, I want to make sure that game creation is something that I really want to do.
I think that is a great idea.
A less attractive alternative could be to spend a lot of time and money on school before knowing whether or not it is the right career for you.