Don't listen to any of these kids saying no, or dissing skating because they dislike skaters in general.
Skateboarding is easy to learn, but you have to get over your general fear of falling. If you have friends that skateboard it makes it much easyer to learn. Almost everyone learns tricks in the same order, or atleast everybody i know anyway. You'll probably learn ollies (jumping with the skateboard) in the first week or so, learning them moving is a whole nother story, and will probably take longer than learning them stationary will. Then will come pop-shuvits which is you jump, scoop the tail and the board does a 180 degree spin under you, and you land back on top. Then will most likely come kickflips or heelflips (They're basically the same trick, but for a kickflip you swipe your toes up the board for it to flip, heelflip is the same but using your heel) If you have all that down in the first 5 months you're good.
And uh, what types of kids ride is based on where you live i guess. I live in newyork, and skaters here seem to be the type of kids that dont consider themselves in a group. I havent really met any emo skaters, i have met some gangster ones but in skateboarding you're basically accepted for who you are, You're friends as skaters, not as emo's and not as gangsters. they wont try to convert you.
Skateboarding in general is easy, but it takes a very VERY long time to learn. ive been skating for about 8 months, i can ollie, popshuv, kickflip, varial kickflip (the board spins 180 degree's while doing a kickflip), Tre flip (aka the 360 flip, 360 degree spin and kickflip) and that's about it for flatground.
The thing that makes you good at skateboarding is your consistancy, if you skate every day then you'll get better faster, if you skate once a week it'll take a while. Dont give up, and atleast give it a try! Good luck.
Oh i almost forgot, look up some of the tricks i mentioned on youtube if you dont know what they are. You could probably find trick tips on how to do them, dont look up tips on tricks you wont be able to learn though, follow the order i gave you.
BTW, get a decent board. 10$ boards wont cut it, you'll find it amazingly easyer with a good board. On average a board (without wheels, trucks and hardware) is 55$, with wheels trucks and hardware it's probably 85-140$, it sounds expensive but if you really want to get into it, i definatly recommend dishing out the cash. Girl skateboards are good, so are Almost (Btw girl boards arent for girls, just the name)
Me and my board.