Originally Posted by 90 SK
I agree with this wholeheartedly, I don't know if I'd start modding the game the same way I did when it first came out, but all this time has given me a great deal of experience that is shaping my career today, and I have no regrets.
Seconded. Modding these games got me into computer graphics and 3D design/animation, where I hope to work in a studio one day.
Definitely give modding a shot. It's fun!