Well, a lot of this is not quite true! There is a lot that can be done with a little. If one goes at PSG without any information, it is going to be frustrating. I'm having a blast, and feeling more and more comfortable with the basic principals ever day! I'm 39, and I expect to be mildly proficient very soon...I'd say in my early 60's. Just kidding! I have no timetable, I love the instrument, so why not? I've got the rest of my life to learn it.