I wonder how many people who've come to this thread to post an idea have tried to do it themselves later on?
I did, so I want to share my "success story" of sorts, in case it inspires someone else. I started with an idea post
but went ahead and tried it myself after I ran into some very useful resources on this site
, and managed to make it into a publishable project (Mega Man X6 Tweaks). It took effort and time (all while working full time and studying), but I had fun all the way (it was my spare time hobby through all that time). People probably don't realize just how many guides and resources can be found right here, and googling around, even step by step videos on Youtube. Also, in my experience, most hackers here are very much willing to teach, but only after you do the ground work and run into specific problems (rather than "teach me everything pls").
It's gonna take awhile when starting from zero but it's definitely within reach of anyone who wants to give it a shot.