If you’re going for private you will be in an exclusive club, definitely worth the effort if you love flying. I flew an average of one flight hour a week for about a year to get my ppl. That’s the average, cross country took longer. I was raised on the six pack and glass does the same job (on steroids) but for VFR the biggest asset is your eyeballs and brain. Not sure if that helps but good luck on your journey.