I tweeted yesterday:
just realized: my interest in Go (game) is basically what a linguist's interest in a language is vs fluent speaker of that language— James Tauber (@jtauber) March 16, 2016
... love history, analysis, formal description, computational modeling but haven't ever spent time needed to actually just get good at it.— James Tauber (@jtauber) March 16, 2016
That probably applied to a number of subjects.
It fits what I've said earlier about being interested in both the pedagogical and computational modeling aspects of many things.