Have you read Ray Zee's book? It's geared to limit play but is still relevant.
I can hardly bring myself to play anything else these days, and the $1 PL MTTs on Stars are my usual choice - lots of fun and experience to be had - and decent cash if you can get far enough.
The game can be frustrating, but at least the donkness of many lower limit HE tourneys is usually absent. I think you should give it a good go - learn the basics and keep studying and playing - you definitely need experience, but must also learn a few key concepts, such as when to fold the nuts, when to call/raise on the river, when to play a high only hand etc.
Tilt also has good SnGs, and I recently played a $5 MTT at Carbon - competition not too stiff there, fortunately for me.
Good luck to you in your endeavour, Bovinity.