Be A Windows 8 expert In 60 Minutes Tutorial
Using windows 8 for the first time can be can be intimidating, and reading about it does not translate to learning. Many people learn by watching someone else show them. I was able to find a 30 minute video to show you the basic usage of Windows 8.
Additionally PC World magazine came up with a great article which gives you 20 tips on using Windows 8, which include keystroke short cuts and navigation shortcuts.
After viewing both links, you should be more comfortable with Windows 8. Remember the more you use your PC the more you will understand it. Do not be intimidated just use it practice makes perfect