Sure, I can agree with that. But the difference in application (as opposed to concept) can be pretty big. Changing orientation from feet-under-me to back-under-me altered my sense of momentum enough that it was a real struggle to use it the same way.
I suppose this comes naturally to some, but I am extremely unathletic/uncoordinated. Takes me years of practice to get what others can pick up in 2 classes.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin