I'm moving along on learning guitar. I've learned that the experts are right: playing an electric is easier than playing an acoustic. Also, if you set the distortion to "kill" then it's hard for anyone to tell if you've hit a wrong note. :)
I can play some of the dreaded barre chords now, and along with some pentatonic and ionian scales I'm actually learning a song.
My recommendation? Don't wait until you're forty-mumble to learn to play guitar.