Also spent a lot to. What I needed was some complete package that would walk me through it teaching me step by step. My computer skills are probably above average but the comlexity of the beast was getting me down.
However just to let you know I have found a system whereby all my needs are met and am now plodding along quite nicely. My seventeen year old son Chris is also into it and is way ahead of me but the old Tortoise and the Hare analogy comes to mind. I might be a bit slower but I am now confident at what I'm doing and where I'm heading. If someone wants to know how to get hold of this system please ask.
I'm not sure what I can put on this forum as have only joined tonight.
Bit new at forums in general actually. Don't even know if anyone will read this.