It's been a while hasn't it? What do you mean "has it?", did you not miss me? How are your apps running? Now, you know me, I don't mean the ones on your phone. I mean the ones in your head. (he's lost it!) Nope, you always get a comparison between learner & novice drivers and experienced, qualified ones, Why do the experienced drivers make it look so easy!?!
Why wouldn't they? There is a process called " task automation", I may have mentioned it before, but if you think of your mind as, let's say a smartphone, as you drive you are using "apps" like observation, planning, braking, steering, anticipation, gears, clutch, the whole " kit & caboodle" but all these apps being open and working means your "processor" slows down like any computer would. You have so many processes running your brain can't keep the speed up. This is how your brain learns. Think waaay back to learning to tie your shoelaces, very laborious, lots of thinking, getting your fingers muddled up. This is exactly the same process as learning to drive. How are you now at doing it? All good? The task has become automated.
A qualified, experienced driver has gone through the same process, so their processor runs much faster as they don't need as many apps open, they no longer think about what they do, they do it, driving has become automated. So while you're learning to drive, don't compare yourself to a friend or family member who has passed, they aren't using as much brain power to drive as you are. The only thing they need to focus on (hopefully) is observation, they see and they know what to do, experience is a good teacher.