It's clear from scanning a good portion of the replies that the first obstacle is the utter contempt in which many Help Desk jockeys seem to hold the average user. Sorry guys (and it's always guys) but I bought a computer to do stuff with not to be a code monkey. When I get an error message like Error: No default for Main.CNode at 13:1-13:29.(Id 219,[(Id 200,Id 249)])it's clear the intended audience was not me.
When I do get an error message in something that resembles English, I try to figure it out, I go read the FAQs, I try a forum or two, I thrash around and believe it or not I sometimes manage to sort out the problem.
You have had some sensible suggestions from slashdotters like snspdaard, codehog, geoffrey.landis and gestalt n pepper. Try putting the crude humor aside and pay attention. Believe it or not there are a few users out here who do know what a power cable is.