Time is key.... when I got my license I walked into the FBO and asked what I needed to do... they sold me the cleared for takeoff books and off I went. 2 weeks later, after my test was done, I walked back into the FBO and said you have 30 days to get me my pilots license. I flew twice a day on many days and had 1 dedicated instructor with another one on standby just in case the first one was with another instructor. 30 days and 44 hours later I had my PPL.... It was tough, but its very doable. The reason I was on a time crunch was that I was moving and between jobs. Between leaving my old job and starting my new one, I could afford to use 30 days of vacation. Some of the other students were there forever, and flew only once a week. While I understand flying when you can, it is hard to get comfortable in an airplane without immersion, IMO.