You get false satisfaction, but I'm talking about getting more in-game stuff accomplished than if you spend 20 minutes a day mining.
There is no such thing as false satisfaction. There is only satisfaction.
Getting more stuff in the same amount of time does not improve satisfaction. People will like the change for the first few hours, but then it becomes the new standard and over time just causes the game to be shorter.
And you can get potentially hundreds of hours of gameplay in one $30 game(minecraft)
And I would like for it to stay that way.
Oh, that's cool. I'm getting all my coding knowledge from $40 books and my dad. That is at least when I'm not swimming, playing waterpolo, in highschool or doing homework. So I apologize if this 16 year old isn't as much of a coding genius as you are.
I'm not trying to say I'm a better coder than you. A degree gets you a job, but doing your own projects is what makes you a better programmer. Those books will probably teach you more than any class.