A lot of us can relate to that. I was the same with electric bikes, and some will like what I'm about to say. My encouraging friend kept telling I didn't need an electric bike and an ordinary bike was fine. I too hoped I could improve on the ordinary bike, but I was put off by how ill it kept making me feel. The cost of the electric bike was also putting me off, more than my car cost me to buy. I resisted for a couple of years, then suddenly my friend changed tack and said buy one, I was still resisting on price grounds, when I finally got one it was like magic, why oh why hadn't I got one sooner. I'm mobile enough to not require a mobility scooter, I feel it could have been detrimental to my walking ability. However if I had never progressed to being able to walk at least a mile I would probably have bought one. Yes I'm very stubborn and masochistic, always have been, always will be.