OK. I'm scared... this is the book I just got that one of my classes is using, and, reading the reviews on amazon ... well, you be the judge. I've never seen so many 1 star reviews for a textbook: "http://www.amazon.com/Transition-Advanced-Mathematics-Douglas-Smith/dp/0534399002/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1232138334&sr=11-1" [Broken] Has anyone used it? (this is the Smith one; there is another one by the same name but different author that seems quite popular... I don't understand why my school didn't go with that one. plus: cheaper.) is it as bad as these reviewers make it sound? I'm not particularly good at math; I'm taking math classes because I enjoy learning about it, but I definitely don't think I have the brain muscle to pull through what I imagine is an already difficult class with what seems like a very poor textbook.