Krystyna, you know I am a lover of applique so I find it easy - though the edge stitching takes a lot of time.
I did my first paper pieced item just recently because, like urgodschild, it confused me.
I made it through the piece which turned out pretty well so I may attempt another someday. I really only did this one because it is the center for the quilt that my hubby asked me to make for him 4 years ago. Now that the center is done, the quilt will be done shortly too.
I still stink at piecing curves and avoid them like the plague - applique is much easier for that.