It's harder to learn because drawing can be nothing more than aligning pixels and it's easy to get the concept, but it's much harder to keep drawing with the same consistency once you have a good base than it is to animate once you have a good model. Don't be picky about the choice of word between tedious and hard, you get the idea.
If I struggled to the end of my determination, to the end of my way of life with my followers, if the result is ruin, then this ruin is inevitable. Grieve. Shed tears. But you cannot regret.