When we started canning, I was prepared for a long struggle in learning how to become proficient in a new skill. It was a pleasant surprise to see how easy it was and how quick one could learn. Success came from the first batch.
When we started dehydrating (4 batches ago at the end of December), I was ready for a short progression and instant gratification. Place slices or whole fruit and veg in the magic box and pull out when dry. Sounded easy. I am learning that there is a bigger learning curve here than I thought.