With respect I have listened dosxuk has in his reply captured what I have been trying to say. It’s not the tools themselves it’s breaking it down into manageable chunks for me.
With regard to being spoon fed surely that’s the point of the tutorial books and multiple guides online
You’re right about one thing I am investing more energy into asking instead of doing.
So if you are listening why are you not doing? This is classic procrastination right here. Yes break it down into chunks but that doesn't change the fundamental point I and probably others keep banging on about.
There's a difference between being spoon fed the way you've asked about it and being spoon fed from a tutorial. A tutorial is only designed to get you up to speed on something or specific elements, it's not going to make you an expert overnight - I've never used After Effects which is why I'm not making any specific comments on it but I get the impression it's a powerful piece of software if you know how to use it properly.
I get the impression that what you want is for somebody to say oh click on this, that and the other to do that.