This should be a much easier entry into games programming (well. . I assume so considering that java is generally less hassle than C++).
All you puritanical C++ zealots can stop banging on my door, I know I'll eventually end up there (unless something else comes along...)
So scrap all those previous goals I'd just set, I'll be looking at developing a 2D isometric RPG I think. (After I get some PONG happening of course!).
At the moment I'm trawling about looking for java tutorials - I haven't found much in the way of games programming so any links would be appreciated!