The Gypsy does take a bit of getting used to, when I first got mine I wanted to toss it out the window a few times but I couldn't because it was brand new (like when they first came out) and DH bought it for me as a gift and at full price.
This is how I learn, and how I learned how to use the Gypsy. I would push a button to see what it did, and then delete and try again. I'd take notes, of what I did, this button does this, this button does that.
Then a few ladies started putting videos out on You-Tube, and I'd follow along and do the steps as they did them. That really helped too. Just type Cricut Gypsy and watch the videos and try doing what they are doing.
I teach classes on how to use the Gypsy, you can feel free to ask questions and I'll help the best I can.