That piece has a special place in my heart. It was the -last- piece of music I tackled while taking lessons and it defeated me. I could struggle through -most- it with the sheet music, and manage certain parts without. No other piece of music I played could leave me as infuriated or (when I nailed part of it) euphoric.
I wouldn't say it's why I quit taking lessons, but it was a factor. I didn't feel I had the talent to go further.
And holding down a job or two and going to college full time didn't leave much time left over to push through it.