The good thing about Risotto recipes are that you can make your own variation very easily. You can change almost everything in the recipe (except for the risotto rice) to suit your taste (and budget). You can add or remove the wine, change the vegetables or play with the stock. The more times you will make this recipe, the better you will be at mastering it.
I don’t know why it got a reputation of a difficult recipe, the only thing difficult thing regarding making it, is to wait for it to be ready.