When getting started in game development, or anything else for that matter, it’s easy to get caught up comparing yourself to others and wishing yourself forward to some “level” you hope to achieve one day. But the truth is you’ll never go to bed at one level and wake up in in another. The process is gradual and and leaves behind no discernible boundaries.
Veterans and noobs alike, we’re all just trying to get a little better every day and with every project.
The concept of “arrival” is relative and thus something you observe rather than experience.
Just enjoy the ride.