The first day of learning aegis is the worst day of your life. Worst than the first experience with Irish mints, or licking Germans (inside joke I have with the Irish), or going in the wrong restroom in a foreign country, or missing your flight. aegis is the fifth rung of hell.
I'm now using aegis, I seem to understand the masochistic process, and I hope I like it. I hope I like it more than hurling myself at the shield of Zeus ought to be liked.