I'm having trouble understanding when どころ is used more for emphasis/to show an extreme example, compared to when it's used to negate something. Also, when would it be used to negate something in an extreme manner?
In that particular sentence, I would have understood the first part as "The role is far from difficult" but it seems like it would contrast the second part unless I'm understanding it incorrectly, so would it just mean "The role is extremely difficult"?
There's also some context that might change the meaning of that sentence, but I was just generally confused about どころ. Thanks!
EDIT: Maybe a better comparison would be "馬鹿どころではない" vs. "紳士どころではない" What makes it "He isn't a fool" over "He's far from being a fool," and "He's far from being a gentleman" over "He isn't a gentleman"?