Surely playing the game itself is worthy to captivate your attention but it is more than that.
For certain, every aspect of gameing or programming can be explored within the context of WZ.
That exploration leads to learning & mastery - a process of inherent enjoyment.
Weather there is external appreciation is beside the point..... Though when you enter any professional rank that comes through naturally.
Also within the context of WZ one can engage any number of art forms from graphics, to music, to storytelling.
Out of that engagement one can further explore such diciplines as: mathematics, any number of sciences, history, philosophy, linguistics, politics, economics, military doctrine, practically any technology & on & on... One thing leads to another when your happily engaged & in the "Flow" of learning.
In a very real sense, at its very heart, WZ is synergetic: it's greater than the sum of its parts. Like most art of lasting value.
Playing WZ is just the begining of a journey that can literally take you anywhere. Its a vessel of ark like capacity if you choose to explore, if you seek mastery & enjoy process whatever the outcome.
And as any practicing artist or appreciator of art knows: the destination is merely the culmination of the journey thoroughly lived.
These expressions of experience tend to epiphany & that in itself can be intoxicating.