From elsewhere, what I thought...
Similar mind reducing effects of current education system felt here. Hopelessly cramming 6 things parallely to maintain a cgpa, I lost interest in anything they taught (even the subjects I was looking forward to with great interest). Over that bombarded with subjects of no relevance at all to Computer Science, the scene becomes pathetic.
So now I've stopped giving a damn about where the fuck I stand on the stupid scale of 10, going on ones own path has better rewards (things that make you really happy from inside)... so far, its going great on the recovery track to the endlessly energetic child that ones existed within me.
Probably you should too try out the road not taken.
Essentially the current setup does keep you away from the pleasure of finding things, the pleasure of discovery, the ability to say "We will find a way", without knowing the way yet.