I consider myself to be pretty computer savvy, I actually used to do some programming and I find that PSE is very troublesome. I did however find a great replacement that is super user friendly and doesn't cost that much either. It's called My Memories Suite and it is drag and drop. There are some limitations, but with 3 little ones, I found this to be sooooo much easier! I am obsessed with digital scrapping now! You can check it out here - MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software and Scrapbook Kits | MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking
They also have assistance almost 24/7 through their FB fansite.