To be fair I DID spend the first few weeks with my C64 just programming, I rocked the hell out of BASIC back in the day. I wrote some text adventures, a basic RPG and even a simple nuclear war strategy game.
Then I found the International Soccer cartridge in the box and it was all downhill from there.
Man, you know the pay difference there is between game designers and game programmers? Agh, stupid 11 year old me! I could have been rich by now!