Can I install Bedrock without messing with Composer?

I read about the advantages of Bedrock here:

It looks really great. And I decided to try it. But when I went to the install pages, I was immediately overwhelmed by how complicated it seems! The first requirement after PHP is “Composer.” I went to the install page for Composer:

And NONE of that stuff makes any sense to me.

Isn’t there a way I can just FTP Bedrock onto my server, unzip, and install? Wouldn’t that be a heckuvalot simpler (and more straight forward) than all this over-complicated hoop jumping?

You could only FTP Bedrock after getting Composer working and running composer install as Bedrock doesn’t contain needed files (like WordPress itself) by default.