No kidding. I can fly the 172 just fine, but it's tricky to get in and out of it.
My school has 10 Katana DA-20 planes and 2 Cessna 172s. I can't even fit in the Katana, but the 172 is pretty nice to me.
The brakes are in a stupid location, though!
Hope to get one of these [airliners.net] or these [airliners.net] one day.