IMO, The P vs NP is fundamentally more tricky than other famous theorems/conjectures (like FLT), because on some level it is a statement about mathematics itself. The assumption that P != NP on some level implies that the finding mathematical proofs is difficult. This means that if P!=NP it may be even more difficult to prove that P!=NP. It has been shown that assuming one-way functions exist (this would imply P!=NP easily enough) that a certain type of proof called "natural proofs" can never be used to separate P from NP.
On the flip side, showing P = NP could be easier, but most people believe this is false, since it would mean that there is essentially one "master algorithm" that can solve any problem in NP efficiently.
The current state of computational complexity theory is that we are no where close to resolving P!=NP, that is unless this proof actually checks out. Honestly, we can't even settle "easier" questions like P vs PSPACE. The implications of a correct proof would be absolutely mind blowing.