People tend to ring me up and ask the same stuff over and over. (Like things really change between releases or something ;). That’s a good thing for me and I trust for them too. Posts are often a somewhat imperfect answer to the issue at hand and maybe help get us on the right track.
I make my living helping real people adopt and make AutoCAD Civil 3D work. Don't get the title of this post wrong. I do think Civil 3D needs to get easier to learn and use. I bitch about that a LOT to Autodesk and try to make many positive and constructive suggestions.
You should bitch too.
Here's the link to the Bitch List...er...Civil 3D Wish List.