Anyone can learn ...just like you said. But Askin those questions is the biggest part, the second is getting the correct advice.
I always GO to the library...get a book and learn something about the background first. Then I get an idea of how to phrase or ask the right question. This helps to get the correct answer.
But for all you folks out there who don't ask...we can't tell.
So ask...there is no embarassing question on a computer forumn.
Like rusted bird said.