Technically, I did have a mentor, but he went inactive just a few days after I got him, and so I effectively had to learn on my own. The forums were a great help though, and eventually I found some people that were helpful and had good solid advice and my game improved. I stand by my earlier statements and those of many others here. A dedicated mentor that does not skip out on you as soon as you get him, is indispensable.
To sum it up, he is describing me😁