Old school geocities nostalgist that, having resisted the onset of CSS before successfully ignoring XML, fell in love with "teh stack" HTML/CSS/JS and any other inline solution. As a firm believer in minimalism my first experience in app development was self-described as a glorified self-contained interactive web page.
I don't think like you but I'm sure we can agree that is fine for both of us! The only thing easier than giving me a clear instruction is getting along with me!
I started out discovering I had a natural understanding of C++ in 2004 but, upon discovering compilers, took a decade off for real world work while honing skills on strictly personal projects so that now I am a jack of all trades pouring too much time into art projects rife with code and time sinks the industry would never tolerate!