My first string jobs were with poly, using a drop weight machine. It took me a while to figure out all the details, but the actual stringing was straightforward and easy. I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's not any harder than stringing syn-gut or multi. Obvious no-no is pushing on the weight arm from top, just hold it on the bottom and get it into a horizontal position (however you have to do it, given your machine, pretty easy if you have a ratcheting arm).
Volkl PB10MP, BHB7/Silverstring 17g, Gamma Progression 200, USTA 4.0+:)