That title is a bit misleading, as it isn’t that I didn’t understand the purpose or value of Git (or any version control system), I just never really bought in to it for myself.
Not only did I start tracking the changes to this particular theme mashup I’ve got going on here (including already rolling back a change after I borked the site), but I also posted it to GitHub, plugged in some issues (and then closed a couple with commits), and then set it up so that I can deploy those changes to the live site with a couple of commands in the terminal.
I heart Git and GitHub!
I have two more plans of action:
1. Move other stuff I might work on personally to Git. Right now, this mainly includes my wife’s custom theme.
2. Get the dev shop where I work to start using Git (and maybe even GitHub?!?!?).
The main issue with #2 and GitHub is that I work for a federal government agencies, and the one thing the government likes to do is make it difficult to use new technologies. All in your best interests of course. However, there are some not-GitHub options available to us. They aren’t free, of course, but spending your tax dollars in the name of your privacy is what it is all about!