DON'T BE! But in all seriousness, don't be. I just did my first board last night. I used an electric griddle and solder paste. I let the board heat up to a "soaking/drying" temperature and then turned the temperature (following a generic profile I found here: http://www.breeeng.com/photos/reflow.jpg). Let me just say that it was EASY as pie. You put a dab of paste on each pad, Stick each component on the pasted board, and put the board on the griddle. That's IT! Really all you need is: Griddle, Solder Paste, and a pair of tweezers. The tweezers I thought wouldn't be essential. Let me just say it is a PAIN to put tiny components on a packed board without the tweezers (they're cheap too). They ARE essential. Just any cheap pair of SMD tweezers will do. ESD protection a bonus! Overall it was easy, and you can do multiple boards at once without much more effort.