First of all, welcome to Mint arronax
I wouldn't worry to much that everything seems a bit tough at the moment. Linux is quite different to windows and takes time, like anything new, to learn. My best piece of advice would be to not expect Linux to do things the Windows way. This I think is the single biggest point of frustration for new users who can't come to grips with Linux. Linux does things it's way and taking the time to learn how it all works is worth the effort in the long run.
The Mint wiki has some good how to's and general info regarding Linux Mint. This may be a good place to start