I have no idea if the title made sense,
Anyway, I tried my hand at a bit of coding to see what is what. I knew it was difficult but until you buckle down and actually write some code you do not understand HOW much more work it involves.
I made a "game" where you click on something till it "dies" and blam you get a little message saying good job. It took ages! Then my friend showed me some code for a game he did [he is a pro!] and my pitiful excuse for a game ran away in fear.
My entire "game" code was less complicated than one characters movements [not the whole character mind you.] just the code that makes the character decide to move about.
Respect to programmers out there.