I think, that programming today is actually a lot less obscure than when I started programming. Granted Basic was very easy, but I always hit its boundaries so early and it was really difficult to get some information (mind you, I started using Amiga Basic and GFABasic).
Today you have so many different languages, from Basic to Python to Java to C++ to whatnot. And thanks to this device using linux you can use all of them to your own liking.
I will get one of these for sure.