Do yourself a favor and take the couple of weeks it might take to figure it out. I finally did about 6 months ago and after a few days of head scratching will never looked back.
I totally agree. It's not unfair to say that in 2011 when FCPX was released, it wan't really ready for prime time. But, hell, that was 6 years ago which, in tech terms, is ancient history. Today, August 25, 2017, FCPX 10.3 kicks bloody ass. Any film editor or 'critic' who posts about it in the negative who has not kicked the tires recently is just plain uninformed, and I might add, missing out on a great experience.