What?s the frustrating part?
I have heard (though cannot say for sure) that there is a slightly steep learning curve that comes with Pro Tools...and I think that rumor along with the fact that it?s expensive has been why I stayed away from it...
Is PRo Tools really free?
I found this:
Pro Tools software monthly subscription (one-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $29.99/month
Pro Tools software annual upgrade plan (12 months of updates and support) starts at $199
Pro Tools software annual subscription (12-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $299
Perpetual licenses for Pro Tools software (includes 12 months of updates and support) start at $899
If we're reading this right, it looks like you can have Pro Tools for $29.99 a month (though you'll lose access if you stop paying), pay $299 (which actually means $24.92 per month) and get it for a year (though, again, you'll lose access if you don't continue to pay after that), or buy it outright with a year's worth of support for $899 (you'll then have to renew at $199 per year if you want continued support).
My experience has been mostly with Sonar & Ableton.
Cakewalk Sonar is now Cakewalk by BandLab = FREE
Ableton Live (my recommendation) has:
Live 10 Intro = $69
Reaper (I have used also) is also a viable option = $60
Again, what are frustrated with specifically?...and we?ll see if we can help