Just wondering if that's the reason people play it. Bobby Fischer said e4 is best by test so that's what I play. I've noticed that most d4 players seem to enjoy playing quite timidly which is the opposite of the sicilian. I've tried to get more exciting games against d4 players by hitting them with 1... c5!! but most of the time they just play d5 and we get a very timid game again. I don't think you should be scared of the Sicilian. It's one of the more exciting openings in my opinion.