Short answer: Yes
Long answer: No
And this applies to any class and role. It is fairly easy and user friendly to do ok in this game. If one doesn't want to get too much into the high end mechanics it doesn't really mater. However, mastering the classes and specializations is where the interesting part of the game begins. Doing this while not dying and being useful for a group of players is what any dedicated player will aim.
So, while playing Elemental is easy (let's be honest), performing on par with higher dps classes is where the challenge is.