I don't think "eye" is as important as some people think.
I taught my 12 year old nephew about the rule of thirds. I drew a 3 by 3 grid on a piece of paper and told him to try not to put anything in the center square unless he thought it was important. I sent him away and told him not to come back until he shot up his roll of film using rule of thirds.
Damn! If he didn't come back with a whole bunch of really nice photos!
If I can teach a kid to do that, almost anybody can learn it.
Photography just ain't that hard if you put a little bit of thought and effort into it!
But, for some reason that escapes me, people seem to think it is and, for some reason that escapes me, people think digital photography is harder even though a monkey could do it.
I have such a hard time escaping the feeling that people really are THAT stupid!