I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, the move to Kubernetes for users of just about anything else is very similar to what it was like to move to Linux for the first time. Linux is amazing (especially for development and servers) once you get used to it, but it is indeed a whole new paradigm if Windows is all you know.
I remember when Live CDs became a thing and you could put a CD in a drive and kick the tires on a new Linux distribution. It changed everything, you could see how well a distribution would run on your current computer without going through a full installation process (which for me always started way back at re-partitioning my hard drive).
Today you can kick the tires with Kubernetes through a tool like GKE, AKS, EKS, or a third part distro like Rancher. Standing up Kubernetes is no longer the hard part.
With options like Fairwinds KubeStart you can get a cluster configured with best practices, and all the add-ons already included in your cluster so you can kick the tires with a production-ready environment that actually works. It's like a Live CD, but where the mouse, keyboard, screen, and printer actually work out of the box.
New is scary. But new can also be great once you adjust. Go kick the tires somewhere and get a feeling for how this new world works, you might just like what you see.