You could try and look on that in a positive way too.
Think of it this way... go back to the 1980's when I was learning guitar.
(gather round the firplace kiddies)
All I had was about 10 records, a cheap turntable and a mono cassette player. We couldn't afford to go to rock concerts. The only time you saw somebody play guitar was the rare occasion when one would be on TV (on a 21" screen with really bad reception and a stupid cameraman who would always focus on the players faces instead of their hands).
... couldn't afford to buy guitar magazines except maybe a couple a year.
I didn't have a clue how to read notation or tabs (in fact I didn't know how to read tabs until I joined this site 6 years ago).
Didn't know any music theory. Had no friends who played instruments or guitar teacher to learn from...literally nobody to ask. School was nothing but Viola's and standard notation.
It was the same thing every night for me. 7pm my parents would take over the television and I'd be alone in a room with my guitar (no amp cause it was too loud and I'd get in crap) and my 15watt Lloyds stereo with 3" speakers.
I'd pull out a Beatles album, pick one song and work on it for hours. For overdrive stuff I'd have to use my imagination because all I had was a home made fuzz box from Heathkit.
It was, sit down and listen intensely to the record... then try over and over again to make yourself sound that way. Take the speakers and put em on the floor with your head in between them (cause I didn't have headphones) and listen over and over again trying to figure it out.
The positive thing about the whole experience is that now I can literally listen to a song on the radio and picture in my mind exactly what every musician is doing, what notes they're playing, what chords are being used.. how it was recorded. I can hear a song in my head and just pick up a guitar and play it or hear somebody play something on TV and go pick up the guitar and duplicate it without any practice at all.
Anyways... the long explanation here is that maybe it's a good thing sometimes that things aren't totally spelled out for you.
Part of your education in learning guitar is actually sitting down and figuring things out for yourself cause it'll actually make you a better player in the end.