It dawned on me that many of the questions on VDL:2 are not so much problems with VDL:2, but rather symptoms of the fact that general Audio/MIDI topics can be confusing to those of us who really haven't used music programs beyond notation.
There are a variety of wonderful resources on the internet that can help you learn more about various programs and technical foundations. That said, the better you know your tools, the better you'll be able to construct with them. Remember, just because you may own a copy of Adobe Illustrator, it doesn't make you a graphic designer... :)
Here are some good resourses to check out. Please feel free to add to this list if you find a good resource!