Yes, I know. I've driven all the way through Nebraska before on I-80 and really, I thought it was quite nice. Anyway, I will probably not do this myself. I hate changing water pumps myself because you have to drain the coolant.
Yeah, sometimes water pumps are extremely easy, other times they're a huge pain in the butt. I recently replaced one on a VW Golf. Had to remove the timing belt, along with a whole bunch of other stuff - all of which had to be done with NO working space. Pain in the butt.