Kicad has a steep learning curve, but it's not that difficult to use, once you have your habits formed. I started out making a few pcbs with a hand drill, hacksaw and flat screwdriver to carve out traces. Later on I wanted to try out pcbs so i installed fritzing and replaced all the wires with hand drawn traces on a standard rectangular pcb, which agreed well with my chaotic prototyping process.
Kicad forces you to do everything in a linear mathematical way to regulate the cognitive load. Design schematic, assign footprints, design rules check, export netlist, markout pcb outline and cutouts, then layout the ratsnest pcb traces. The end product might look simple, but everything posted here has 10+ previous failed iterations.
I think that if you want to design a pcb then start off with a simple project to familiarize yourself. To start with, stick to a through hole design and build something uncomplicated like a switch matrix for a keyboard numpad in fritzing. It may seem like a waste but you can use the bought pcbs to check for errors in layout and sizing.
You need to be more specific in what your issues are. It shouldn't be too difficult to make a blank pcb in the shape you want by following youtube tutorials for instance. Then if you want to know how to place a component do a search. some videos will force you into making custom component footprints, but since most components have common spacing it's not necessary and another existing part can be reused. By using lateral thinking you can navigate around most insurmountable obstacles.