Our neighbour's recumbent bike

Have any of you ever tried riding a recumbent bike? I got my first try last weekend. We went for a bike ride in The Heights with our neighbours, one of whom owns one of these. Apart from the fact that it appears to be a chick magnet (everyone wanted to talk to him about it), it’s supposed to be much easier on the body.

At the end of the ride he let me try riding it in a car park. Not as easy as it looks. I was wobbling all over the place.