I don't like solving data structures problems because of (pointers); Working with pointers for me is somehow not easy and straightforward. Operations like inserting, deleting and modifying node pointers is disgusting for me, yet I like data structures as a concept and having information about variants is exciting.
On the other hand, competitive programming problems is interesting and coding-wise very simpler than data structures. The problem is dealing with data structures coding is necessary for interviews.
Please share your thoughts about how someone can like dealing with pointers and DS problems.