It definitely takes some time to remember all of the little rules and when things get multiplied or factored, etc. I think a good way to really learn is to watch a competition after it has finished, and keep the protocol from the event close by. As the skater performs the elements, you can see what the assigned level was and what the GoE's looked like from each of the judges. It's not the perfect way of learning, but if you are a casual fan who wants to understand more, I think it's a good start. Reading through all of the material is tiring, and the wording can be extremely complicated and frustrating at times!