I've been slowly plugging away though the last chapters of the Django for Beginners book. Part of the struggle has been that my schedule changed again so I've been more likely to jump into my work rather than to pause and work on Django. But when I have been able to remember to do the habit it's been rather good. I'm starting to really understand some of Django's strengths. While I'm still not quite an expert I'm starting to see the patterns and how things are put together. I'm always grateful for this point because it means I'm starting to move from the valley of "none of this makes any damn sense" into the "some of this makes sense, and I can look up the bits that don't". I'd like to think every programmer goes through this phase so if you do then you're in good company.