Chose as in "past tense". I chose it as my domain of focus some 15 years ago. Was already employed and paid as a programmer since about 5 years, with a formal education in computer science going back about another 10 years. Already knew enough about how things work in this world to figure out history is written by the winners. Of course I enthusiastically join the choir of "hail the new, better, programming language / party paradigm" but I also know I'm a loser - temporarily. Till I can say go fuck your new way of being a loser, I made my fortune with an old established crap. Finance, that is.