(By the way, there is a snipping tool in Vista-look under Accessories)
How to get your toolbars? Just to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar there is a small triangle.
Press this and locate "Show Menu Bar". Then go Tools/Toolbars/Autocad and tick the ones you want.
Another fun annoyance, was the helpful popups that appeared in the top right hand corner.
On pressing "Don't show me this again" it appeared yet again, and again. A friend told me that they were all different ones and that after a while all sorts would be eliminated. Makes sense, really, because you want your new users to be looked after.
A lot of new changes are not immediately apparent- for instance the loft command has been overhauled to allow for surface creation. Previously, the dialog box came up automatically, now you have to use the Settings option to make it come up.
As usual with new releases, I tread carefully, making sure I do regular backups.
The neatest things I'm finding are:
*The materials system has been overhauled and is looking good.
*Hatching has had a lot of work done on it and seems much better.
*Polylines are a lot nicer to edit - but old habits die hard!
*There is a new display bar on the right of the screen which has the often used orbit button on it, and the "Steering Wheel" which I have not been using but have been driven to because of it's handy little button marked "Center" which is great if you want to reset the orbit center graphically.