Pasta is a generations old peasant food, easy to make with eggs and AP flour. No need for water, oil or salt unless you want to use them. Mixing, kneading in a food processor, rolling and cutting is a pretty quick learn and will get you better than 95% of what you buy in a box. It's lighter, tastes better and guests love it
Kneading by hand, going with better flour and other higher end ingredients will get you in the top 1%.
Most of the time I knead by hand, use 3 eggs for 2 cups of AP flour, knead, rest 15 min. roll and cut. I'm going to try semolina next.