AS/400 RPG programmer (8 yr) and COBOL (22 yr). New job uses Synon extensively. I feel like I'm drowning - I can't seem to make the leap from RPG to Synon. I can't visualize where to look or what to do when given a task. Changes that would take a day or two in RPG are taking 10 times longer, and I still need my hand held. Why can't I make the leap mentally? And I consider the HORSE Tutorial a waste - I feel like it says, "Do A, then B then C", without doing a good job of explaining WHY. Plus of course, it really doesn't address maintenance programming at all. At least not in my humble opinion. Someone please make the light come on for me, before I am out of a job.