The only caveat is that they want me to maintain my team lead status on both initiatives (ouch). Anyway, I'm really excited about this because I've started refreshing my C#/C++ several months back so it's all going to be worth while. Honestly, I look for motivation in any and all situations.
On other fronts, I found myself laughing the other day because I remember when I used to actually hate DirectX. After going through a lot of DX9 material there can only be a couple of possibilities for why I'm in love with it now and hated it so long ago.
Maybe I was just too much of a noob or I was teetering to much between DX and OGL or (insert another excuse here). Regardless of the why, the fact remains that DX9 has truly grown on me in a good way.
I'm saying all this to say that I can feel myself slowly coming back into a mindset I had a few years ago...this is a good thing. The more intrigued I become with DX9, the more inclined I will be to produce the artwork that shows off my labor.
Right, now I have no complaints :)