A beginner somewhere else asked about learning game dev and was doing terminal/console games. A guy replied with:
If you're interested in game dev... working in the console is a complete waste of time. Don't do it.
I have never considered anything programming-wise a waste of time because I view everything as a learning experience. Unfortunately, I've seen this sentiment again and again. I'm the kind of guy that wants to give beneficial advice to beginners rather than lead them down a path that isn't helpful toward their development as a programmer. So I figured this was the best place to ask if that quote is accurate or not. I'm genuinely curious about this because I only see it in a site or two, but see it repeatedly on them and I have yet to find anyone in the industry that will answer my question when I post it to them via email or twitter.