Finding out something does work is always a weight off your mind isn't it!
I've been using Cubase since 1994, and over the years I've noticed a lot of people just find it hard work - just like Photoshop. One of the snags with Cubase, and it applies to Logic too, is that it does so much in such a wide variety of areas that the menus are full of stuff I have never ever used - and some have been there for 25 years, so some people must be using them for them to remain. Cubase was also streets ahead in MIDI data manipulation way before they started recording actual audio. I think they now yell loudly that you don't have to be a conventionally trained musician to use it, and maybe this is true, but you do need to understand some music theory and things like tempos, time signatures and things like triplets - because their quantise and display settings need you to understand how these work. I still have to Google some things when I need to use a feature for the first time. Cubase isn't that obvious, until you find what you were looking for and it makes sense. Pro-tools always used to be known for being great for audio recording, but it's original MIDI implementation was terrible. Cubase even had a version called 'Score' - you really had to be dedicated to use it to enter sheet music, so Sibelius popped up and people used that - but Sibelius was dreadful with MIDI. By the time Reaper popped up, the developers had a pretty good handle on what the 'average' user wanted from a DAW - I still refer to Cubase as a sequencer, because DAW is a relatively new term, and audio was not in Cubase's vocabulary for a long time. On Youtube, we have Guy Michelmore's excellent music videos and he uses Cubase, and I'm forever rewinding to see some feature I didn't even know existed! Now you have reaper behaving - you'll be fine. Glad you got it sorted.