Well, there used to be a time when I felt the same way. In fact, I downright refused to use photoshop because I thought that gimp was way easier... But in the end one of my friends convinced me to return to photoshop, and well, once I learnt how to use it, I realized how much easier it actually was— but once again, I had someone sit down and show me everything before I switched to photoshop... The point is, once you pass that barrier, photoshop proves to be far more rewarding than gimp.
PS: So sorry for rambling on and on about it; it always takes me forever to get to the point. ^_^"
My problem is that in addition to having no one that I can pass the full version of photo shop, the one that I have short is all in English, and frankly I don't want to translate for all the commands to change, that is quite tiring xD I'm lazy by nature so I don't even gamble. So that's why Gimp is easier for me.