Ah yeah, D&D's pretty fun~ I learned how to play back in 2016 at the tail end of college- one of my friends since like middle school was one of my roommates that year and at some point approached me and the rest of our friend group about trying it out and DMing a campaign for us. It was a fun time... but unfortunately I haven't really played since then because I discovered through the process that I can't stand playing with like half of that friend group
One part was the DM himself- I believe this was every single player in the campaign's very first time playing, but instead of easing us in with a basic starter campaign/playing by the book, he allowed everyone to make some fairly wild customizations to their characters resulting in several overpowered party members... but then as far as I could tell also ramped the difficulty of the campaign up? Every single fight was a struggle and idk if this is how it's supposed to go but as a sword-weilding character basically I had to roll like a 17 and up to even hit enemies while they could hit me almost every time xD
Further, there was one play session where the "main character" wasn't able to attend but we still wanted to play, so we ran a little side session in the town we had ended at the previous time... which led to the DM luring the group to some fatal monster a ways outside of town and getting half the party killed, like 3 sessions in LOL At this point those of us that were killed ended up rolling new characters to be inhabitants of the city that we were working towards and reconvened with the existing members of the old party when they got there... but the DM also decided to roll himself up a character to play in the campaign, a shapeshifter conman, and when they got to the city one of the first things the DM decided fit to do was go to the local magic shop with his character, cast "sleep" on the shop keep, and acquire 1 of "every type of wand in the game". So for the rest of the campaign we had this OP DM stand-in character that could just cast any magic in limited amounts.
Lastly... the two friends that were closest to the DM (and also ended up living the initial party wipe) are just... the types of players that I hate trying to roleplay with LOL They both like to play characters that lean towards like... Neutral Evil I guess? while the rest of the party was over towards the Neutral/Chaotic Good side of the spectrum, but the DM basically let them make most of the decisions and be the main characters so they lied, cheated, stole, and killed their way through most NPC encounters
A few months and several sessions in the campaign ended up getting too messy and unorganized (we had let a number of other friends from college join and play on availability- which was actually really fun! But lead to like several mini-stories going on as people were playing on availability and all that) so we put it to bed. I tried playing a short session with them a month or two later and... unsurprisingly the two aforementioned players I don't like playing with decided to do an "evil campaign" and executed some... uncomfortable power fantasy, so ever since I've never tried playing with them again lol.
End too-long anecdote lol. Long story short, playing again someday might be fun, but I haven't actively looked for another group to try out haha.