I personally didn't find playing the demo that difficult but then again, when I first started playing VBS two years I found that difficult after playing GR for 4 years. It is a steep learning curve, but once you get past that, it's a lot of fun. I didn't have a problem with the single player but I have to admit, it's much more enjoyable in a multiplayer setting so we found out after walking through the demo with myself and 3 other team members with only one friendly AI death. I think that if you stick it out a little longer, you will eventually enjoy it. Of course this is only my opinion as I enjoy and look forward to challenges.