I understand! I'm actually trying so hard to pace my reading of the manual and not get swept away, because with the cert done, I need to finish my last couple classes and THEN, in late Fall . . . it's obsession time. =)
By then I'll have tinkered around enough with C2 between school and work, finished reading the manual, read and followed numerous tutorials, identified key plugins, and we're off! Apart from family, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than turning game ideas into reality. This will mark the end of schooling for schooling's sake.
Heck, I spent two hours tonight talking with a friend who's a dev on a FB game, Realm of Empires, working out game mechanics for my nascent C2 project, while trying to let wife/baby sleep. Can't help it!