"I keep telling myeslf that one day I'll sit down and work through how to use them but I've never gotten round to it."
I did. I put it off for ages, but I was glad when I got round to it. It's one of those common development concepts that just take a real hard session of sussing-out, after which they seem a breeze. (He says, naively)
"Perhaps if Picard were in charge of Lotus, it would be Microsoft developers having this discussion now.... (quick! bring on the geek police!)"
I've phoned them, and they are on their way.