IMO....Manuals... Some are better than others. I learned more using a film camera, then bought a digital that worked like one, Fujifilm XT2. Today's DSLR's are very complicated and menu driven. I like everything to be external, aperture ring, shutter dial, ISO dial, etc. That's just me I suppose. My D3300, then D7200 were very frustrating to me because I was shooting film at the same time. So I ditched those and switched to Fuji, never looked back. The manual for Nikon jumped around and was very confusing, Fujifilm a little better but here's the deal, if you can use a manual SLR film camera, you can pick up a Fujifilm camera and start shooting. The details of fine tuning the image can be found in the manual. For me, it's about taking pictures through the viewfinder, not looking at menus on LCD. I rarely look at my menu, I look through my viewfinder and feel with my fingers to take images, I could never get used to a camera that didn't offer total external control of Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, EC, and drive modes. You may or may not be experiencing that, it took me thousands of dollars to figure that out. I was teaching myself the art of photography through old (70's), John Hedgecoe books and I posted a similar rant and @Gary A. pointed me in the Fuji direction because he was keen at pinpointing my frustration. Mine was purely a SOP or physical approach that mirrored the Hedgecoe books and Gary picked up on it some how and I'm forever grateful.