Here are a couple of hints:
1. Use HD Edit.
2. Do what you normally do. It sounds like you like tube amps and a few fx. Well select an amp. The last time I looked all of the amps are modeled tube amps. WHen you look at the pics of the amp, Click on the various noobs, until you get a sound you like. (Overtime you will start to understand the amps.)
3. Select an fx - play with the noobs
Its only difficult and complicated if you allow it.......And please stop whinning........:-)