I've played around with Coq a little and it certainly feels more like a proof assistant than a programming language. It was fairly confusing and unfamiliar, but interesting nonetheless. Something with slightly more traditional ergonomics might be easier to pick up.
The learning curve is almost vertical to be completely honest from personal experience. I find most tutorials are written by people with a strong background in logic, type systems and mathematics, so it's a struggle to rely only on your knowledge of mainstream programming languages as you're learning lots of new things at once (e.g. formal proofs, formal specifications, logic, pure functional programming).
It's a super interesting area if you can stick with it though so keep at it!
I'm a little used to this from Haskell, although I imagine the dependently-typed languages are even worse in that regard. Working through the Idris tutorial now and at least the syntax is familiar.
That's what I mean by the difficultly jump. Like when you go from C++ to Java or the other way around, there's a lot of familiar things to cling on to while you make the transition. With dependently typed languages, there's a massive pile of unfamiliar stuff so the steep learning curve is unavoidable really. Someone needs to write a "dependently typed programming for Java programmers guide". :)
EDIT: the pain of such a strict language, not necessarily idris in particular.