Yes, I marked your review as not helpful. Sorry, nothing personal, but though I want to know your opinion, for it to actually be helpful please tell us about a few topics you found hard to follow and tell us the title of the book you found more useful. I am looking for an introductory book for my daughter-in-law, who is an intelligent newbie, and those few details would be VERY useful to me. I do not want to make her experience a disappointment.
Reading the on-line sample pages, I thought this book easier to follow than the others I examined, and I was ready to buy it before I read your review. But since I have been using PS Elements for many years, my opinion about this book's ease of use is not as pertinent as yours.