This. I am so glad my sons have now got into the backend of minecraft and are currently skirting around simple mods. They have made the connection between the code and the game on their own and have begun researching into it. They think it's just having fun but they're teaching themselves how it works, how to problem solve, researching skills, making efficiencies on repetative tasks, hell, they now have a reason to learn to type effectively and asked about keyboard shortcuts. At 7 my youngest can now copy and paste via the keyboard. I support many millenials in my work and a good proportion of them can't do that.
My other half keeps suggesting we get them tablets which horrifies me. They don't need yet another device they can passively consume media on. They've been talking about playing Minecraft on a LAN so I've an old PC which needs more memory, a graphics card and probably an SSD to make it Mincraftable. I will be encouraging them to install the hardware themselves.