Yeah, I agree with that a lot. Programming takes patience, enthusiasm, and work. If you don't have enough initiative to go and research for yourself, then you probably won't amount to more than one of those people who copies and pastes code from other people's work (which, unfortunately, happens all too much) because you are either too lazy or simply not good enough.
Originally posted by Fordy
I might be a little harsh, but if you are unable or unwilling to expose your own sources of information on the subject (graphics programming itself being difficult), then you stand no chance of succeeding in it