I am so happy doing programming and development in the modern world.
I mean what could be more fun these days?
Ability to see progress almost instantly, tools that allow you to introspect what happens in systems in real time, really flexible computing capabilities available from the cloud and insanely powerful consumer level computers available for dirt cheap.
For few thousand euros you can have a really powerful computer at your disposal to create whatever your heart desires. Great development tools are these days either free or available for smaller fees than ever.
We have been spoiled. Life is great.