I had wanted a chemistry set for many years, but I finally got one going into my freshman year in middle/high school. The only even vaguely complicated part included was the distillation apparatus. It was just a straight glass tube and you were supposed to heat it in the middle using the provided alcohol lamp so you could bend it into the required shape so one end could go in a test tube where the substance to be distilled would be heated and the other end could go in the destination test tube where the water vapor would cool and condense. I am not patient or remotely handy and this was too much for me.
I got the tube bent halfway before it broke. I never was able to do any of the distillation apparatus experiments.
I think that says everything you need to know about me.