heh, i've heard that comment a few times. Fact is I'm not a professional computer programmer. I don't have their lingo and complete understanding. I am sure some of what I do is hacking it in rather then the correct way of doing it as they would.
I've modded a few games in the past, and I generally change any type of boardgame I play into a whole new board game... its just a natural creativity. Maybe one day I'll get to do it as a job, who knows.