General Helicopter Training - Is it easy to learn to fly a helicopter? Can I learn to do it?

Pilots have described learning to fly a helicopter as easy as learning to ride a bike or drive a car. Initially, the novice pilot must learn to hover, which is much like balancing on a very large beach ball. But, once you learn to master the controls of the helicopter, it becomes instinctive. Then, like riding a bicycle, you can control the helicopter almost without thinking.