Heh... Either that or it's just Masochism. (Both?? )
I never got into it thinking I would make more than a smattering of cash for the first titles. Right now, I view it as getting to see a segment of the industry I'd have never seen up-close otherwise, a chance to see code I'd otherwise NEVER get to see, and possibly a chance to fix the game situation on Linux.
So youre saying that you could've gotten into let's say the "mainstream" industry, like working for Bungie trying to feed microsoft deadlines on Halo 4 , but you chose this specific area of the industry instead? Youre my hero.