Learning DirectX 7 question
I have been learning DirectX 7 now for about a year off and on and am doing pretty good. I pretty much got a 2D rgp engine working, with layers and all that, but lately I have been having a few thoughts that are making finishing the game I had started very hard. I looked at DirectX 8, and I don't understand any of it! My question is, is it a waste to complete this game I am making in DirectX 7, or should I just scrap it and go on to learn DirectX 8 and 9. I find it hard to learn anything anymore as I feel all that I am learning is just in vain. I know it is backwards compatible, but the new versions are just so much different. Any suggestions or pep talk to keep me interested? I really would like to complete at least one game, but the motivation is gone.
Thanks in advance!