It's as fun as you want to make it. Seriously, i thought computing was going to hell in the mid 90s, then i discovered Linux and it was fun again and this platform keeps it fun for me even to this day because it advances all the time and you can tinker away as much as you want.
Even if you miss the old 8bit home computers days of past, it is still a great time. Look at the vibrant and alive C64/Amiga scene and marvel at all the things you can do with them NOW that you could never have imagined back in the day (or would have cost millions to make). If you don't care about retro computers, the tech is here now that people make their own cheap 8bit computers or even CPU's.
We only had basic back in the day and our own programs wouldn't reach much father then family and friends. These days kids have so many ways to start coding with so many good and easy powerful languages and with the internet and app shops the whole world can discover your program. Learning is easier than ever, online documentation and coder dojo's in every city!
I had to laugh with this:
"Another said that Windows 10's spyware aspects made him give up on his beloved PC platform and that he will use Linux and Android devices only from now on" - worried about spyware and moving to ANDROID?!
It's amazing time for computing, the only limit is your imagination!