Please let me begin this article with a quote of Bruce Lee, one of my favorites martial artists:
Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick no longer a kick. Now that I’ve understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the outmost with the minimum. It is the halfway cultivation that leads to ornamentation.
In not a very different manner, that happened to me while using sqlite databases on Android, either using ORM libraries, like ORMLite, DBFlow and so on, or using alternative databases like Realm. A database, it became just that, a database, no abstraction layers, just a database.