I'm learning the hard way with technology. I loaded the new Mac OSX - Leopard last night and love the new look. My screen is not nearly as cluttered as it used to be.
As for learning things the hard way, well I will admit that I did not back-up my files before loading the new operating system and lost most of my photos (fortunately there were not too many on my hard drive) and my iTunes files.
I did back-up my system about a month ago and will try to restore what I can from those CDs but it certainly was a frustrating evening.
This ordeal has taught me a lesson and reminded me that I need an external hard drive. After reading several reviews, I've landed on this one.
I enjoy learning new things. I'm just not very patient when things do not go as smoothly as one would hope.