Paul Verbeek-Mast I encourage you to give it a go. I did front and back end dev from 1999–2007 and the got fed up with Ie6 and 7 etc.
I made the switch into UX (what used to be termed IA) 10 years ago and have never looked back.
Plus the fact your coding experience is going to be invaluable when helping teams spec out of projects and maybe learning some prototypes tools such as Framer.
Go for it…