Thanks for the compliment. There is a learning curve, but once you start to gain a rudimentary understanding of how the oscillators, filters and sequencers work both on their own and combined it gets easier. I watched some videos to help me get a better understanding of all that, and of course the manuals are a good source of information and I keep them close by. The patch bays are another story entirely and it will take some time to get a better understanding of those. Of course, part of the fun is just sitting there and tweaking knobs and buttons until you get a feel for things or find a sound you like. Honestly sitting there and creating interesting sounds and textures is quite rewarding and I am finding it more rewarding than playing bass I think, for the mere fact that you don't have to deal with other musicians.