The Escapist Magazine has a great little animation titled "So you want to be a game designer". I found that it speaks many truths and encourage all you budding game devs out there to give it a look. It's definitely from the design point of view rather than the artist point of view. However, as the video states, everyone working on a game influences the game design. Watch it a few times, I'm sure it'll help you understand this silly little industry a wee bit better without actually being submitted to the torture of a career in it.