You're kidding about the skill level, right? Swinging without thought is certainly easy, but more than likely those folks aren't having a ton of success. Actual swinging takes a *lot* of skill and isn't something that you can just go into autopilot on. Saying that is just like saying that just throwing out an indicator and floating it down river is all it takes. But in terms of ease of catching fish, is nymphing easier? Hell yeah. For me it's along the lines of 4 to one. In terms of fun, depends on what you're looking for.