garyb wrote:I gave up on Greek, or rather put it on indefinite hiatus, after six or so months of study. (...) the main reason was just that it's really damn hard and I lost motivation.
I just chose to study Modern Greek (Δημοτική) instead of any version of Old Greek. It is much easier - less morphology, less diacritics and lots of living speakers which bodes for an adequate stock of learning resources. I may add classical Attic Greek later (or Homeric Greek or Koiné, whatever), but I'm in no hurry to take that step.
And no, you can't read Aristotle in the original just because you have become comfortable with Modern Greek.