I think mograph is a great first career. It exposes you to a lot of other people and business types.
Yeah it's funny even in Vozz's response you can kind of see that in all the way he is branching off the possibilities of mograph, it's more of a starting point than an end point.
I really feel like the term motion graphics is almost becoming meaningless, now that it's so main stream and intermeshed with VFX and the rest of post in general.
I'm interested to see where it all goes in my little end of the globe I really feel like I am witnessing the death of the agency which is quite painful right now (at least for my business), as well as a general move to quantity of media vs. quality, but could end up being really beneficial in the long run (e.g. smaller budgets but mograph shops are direct to client so agency has no cut).
At my shop we've started developing some of our own content/IP to try and monetize that, as well as partnering with some technology companies to develop products. So I'm still loving "mograph" but it's definitely not the old pure service model of mograph (although we still mostly pay the bills with that), it's definitely fun, still too early to say if it will actually be financially viable.
I'm definitely in a place of being burned out on what mograph was for me, and a lot of that has to do with the brutal business model, but I'm loving the process of taking what I've learned and trying to re-invent my business and exploring what I can do with that but only time will tell if it actually works.