After going through the grider of the North Texas music program for 3 years my computer science classes seemed easy by comparison.
I know when I switched careers years back from music to IT, it was a pleasant change to encounter problems in which I could do Thing A which would *immediately* fix Problem X. Insta-feedback. As opposed to composition or teaching in which I could sometimes exhaust my entire bag o' tricks and still be irrevocably stumped.
I suppose this simply indicates that I am a much better technologist than musician; quite likely so, in fact. So while part of me still mourns that I can't conduct orchestras, teach, and write music for a living, the other, more pragmatic part of me knows that the very *last* thing the world needs is one more burned-out, low performing professor.
I know, TMI.