Thanks for all the praise y'all!
Anyone CAN become a good potter, it just takes years of practice. I spent a whole year just learning the basics, and another year refining my techniques. The first 3-4 months are the hardest, that's why so many people think they can't do it. My pottery mentor, once told me that he avoided making handles for five years, until his studio boss locked him in a room and said:"you can't leave until I see a beautiful handle."