Well... it depends. I mean if you only drag and drop in buttons you probably don't much code when doing UI. But once you start to do these user controls on your own, like drawing them, making sure they are performant etc. you might also learn stuff. Probably
not that much as if you only hang around deeper in the code but still...
SQL, btw., is also getting boring after a while...
SQL Server isn't just about SQL btw and it's the rest of it I find most interesting such as ...
Integration Services (SSIS) -
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/integration.aspx - well thats ETL story sorted
Data Mining and Business Inteligence (BI) -
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/data-mining.aspx - more than just reporting!
Performance and Scaling -
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/performance-scale.aspx - Can you imagine trying to code half of this stuff ... and you don't have to!
Not to mention a very cool feature inside SQL Server 2008 called the Services Broker which is about scaling-out data services which as you can imagine is kind of handy for anyone building large websites and enterprise wide systems. Here is a
link to the Programming guide.
These features aren't all available just in the Enterprise version ... you can start to get to know them all in the
which you can pick up for between
£40- £50 and is available on MSDN & Technet.
Most of these tools are aimed farely and squarely at Developers and not DBA's so go and explore ... it will saving writting lots of code!