Pavlova is actually my favourite dessert of all times. I think it's the simplicity of it - I mean what genius thought "oh hey, I bet if I mixed some egg whites with sugar it'd make an insane dessert!"? Unbelievable, hats off to that person, honestly.
Sure, there is an art to making a meringue, like there is to everything. I know some people who have tried to make it on multiple occasions and never quite got to the stiff peaks level. My advice? Don't overthink it! All you have to do is whisk it while adding sugar a little bit at a time. And I think that's the most important part of it, when you add too much of the sugar at once it might not mix properly and then it won't turn out like you wanted it to. That's it though, now go and try to make it again! It's so worth it!