Right. Thanks a lot everyone, for your feedback on this.
To sum up, I understand there aren't any game makers here making games for a living, even though the general impression is that it IS possible, though not easy (well, if there's something that I'm NOT afraid of, that's HARD WORK lol
Another thing people seem to agree on is that you either need a team (artist + dev at least), or you need to be some sort of jack of all trades, or you need to buy (expensive) art.
@Arima, you mentioned that there are people making indie games for a living, even as a one-man-show. Who are they? How much do they make?
I'd like to get in touch with one such person.
That said, my next question is: are there any serious wannabes here on this forum?