I was surprised to see French listed in the "easy" languages. Its one on the more complex Latin languages to learn. While conversational proficiency can be obtained in a pretty short time, writing it is another story. I'm a native speaker, and I consider myself to be above average at writing it, but I still make a lot of (admittedly small) mistakes. Hell, you can find mistakes in a lot of classical literature considered to be masterpieces of the language! Most French speakers could tell you that a French rule isn't a rule if it has no exceptions.