OK, lets draw a line under this issue. Nothing is perfect in life, and yes WordPress is free which is great. Volunteers do a fantastic job with not just their time but also their ideas and enthusiasm and I do appreciate that as well. All I ask for the future is this; Clear communications reduce frustration and the very fact that this topic has been raised is a clear indication that either I cannot see the wood for the trees (with their many branches), or perhaps I have arrived in the wrong forest - but I don't think so!
My WordPress is working but I know that it could work better, and it will in time. The many areas of support on WordPress.org that I will eventually find will be useful I am sure. There are many out there though who will never find that support and guidance because they will be confused and will actually give up without finding the solution. That will not only be a shame for them but also for WordPress.
So all I ask is this, de-confuse by the use of clear written communications - dot the i's and cross the t's if need be - yes there are some idiots out like me who need just a little better clarification; and do not put multiple hyperlinks in mid sentences as they can be very distracting and unhelpful.