I learned WordPress about 2-3 years ago, then I felt like I really needed to learn “real” coding, so I spent the last year on HTML and all the complex layout techniques in CSS/Sass, and also got to around intermediate level with JavaScript. Coding is great, but I can tell the time and energy commitment is so much more than WordPress that hand-coding may not be the right choice for all projects. WordPress is definitely worth keeping in your pocket.