I don't know.
If you want to code then code.
If you don't then don't.
Just remember to have the right tools for the job at hand and be mindful of limiting yourself.
What I will say is...........well I won't say it cause I'm stealing it from Gerald Durrell so what I will do is share with you a passage from The Amateur Naturalist.
What really makes a naturalist? Well I think that a naturalist first of all has to have a very enquiring mind. He seeks to observe every little variation in nature and to try and discover its origin and function. It was Sherlock Holmes who said, "You see, but you do not observe." That is true of most people in the world today. A naturalist must keep an open mind and be interested in many things, although may specialise in one particular subject.Does that resonate?
15/01/13 Update. Derek Sivers makes a good point.