From business school to being in the corporate world for over 15 years, I've observed that majority of people 'feel' that they should be better with Microsoft Excel but are not. Nevertheless, they never take the time to learn even the basics of this software and are struggling for hours with some simple work that should take them a couple of minutes to complete.
For most people, all it takes is some simple demonstration of the ease of the program and I've seen dramatic improvements in a very short amount of time. If you have ever felt this way, there are ways to get better and more comfortable. I welcome comments and questions regarding getting more comfortable with Excel.