I too am finding it a "Rubik's Cube" of sorts. But maybe slightly easier to figure out. Because of many great hubbers (just like you) we are given tips, tricks, methods, and creative ways to improve hubs, getting traffic to hubs, and improving income.
Because of the wealth of practical information from HubPages and many hubbers it can become overwhelming. I actually stopped writing in order to learn many new techniques. Then I found it difficult to get back into the writing habit. I wanted to do things well (I hate to admit, perfectly) and couldn't coordinate all that I'd learned with actually starting to write again.
As Ktrapp says, "it 's now time to produce at a higher rate."
Yes, I think HubPages is the new Rubik's Cube. But it has one enormous advantage: many of the people who write on HubPaages help and encourage those of us who haven't "figured it out" to get on with the job of writing well and, yes, figuring it out as we go along.