Personally I love the German language. I enjoy stalking listening to German tourists as they pass through the stores of San Francisco. I even will go to movies if they are in German.  But learning the language is not an easy task.  Sure you can learn the different cases (the basic being Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative) but then you get to the gender of words to which there is no rhyme or reason.  Mark Twain goes into great depth on this topic in his essay The Awful German Language.