Fortunately for me I've got HeadFirst's excellent book to help me along. It makes studying a breeze, and with every chapter I see loads of ways I can - to use marketing wank speech - bring my app to life with what I'm learning. I almost can't wait to get back to the office.
It's blokes like this Patrick Wolf and many, many other experts (I've got a bookmark list as long as your ... well, as long as you claim your ... is) that make working with Apex a joy. Whenever I encounter a problem - and that's not happening as frequently as it used to - there's always a blog somewhere on the webbienet with the answer. Sometimes it makes me forget that 8 months after I ordered the one official Oracle Apex book it still hasn't arrived. I recently got another email from Amazon saying its release has been pushed back - again!