Unfortunately, you've accidentally put your post in the Recipes section. You'll probably get a lot more answers if you post in the main section instead. I didn't want you to think that everyone is ignoring you! ;-)
Don't worry too much about Attack getting harder. It's not for very long and the results tend to be very much worth it. Hang on in there.
You might find it useful to start your own diary in the Diary section. I've found it really helpful, and it's also good for others to refer to your experience too - possibly even helping you out.