I love potatoes in all forms. Mashed potatoes are awesome. I don't find them difficult (depending on my mood I use a hand held masher or my stand mixer, always with good result). My main reason for not making them often is the amount of dishes/cleaning they entail. Cleaning up the sink from the dirty peels (if I use russets, if I use red I leave the skin on), the peeler, the knife and cutting board from dicing them, the pot and lid, and then either the masher or the stand mixer bowl, and all of those things have to be hand washed (mostly because my dishwasher is small).
I can scrub a few potatoes and throw them in the oven and not dirty a single dish. That's my preference.