I've seen loads of "what is the best Linear Algebra" threads but none quite match what I'm looking for. I'm currently using David Lay's Linear Algebra and its Applications, and I find the book readable, but strange. He changes notations quite often and sometimes I have to try to figure out what he's talking about because his notations are different yet again. Also, his examples are not really illustrative of anything significant, are but simple calculations and step-by-step guides to how to solve problems. I also find that it is not conceptually cohesive. I'm taking a summer course in Linear Algebra right now and it introduced a lot of terminology: "This is called x" but doesn't make it relevant what x actually signifies. As I progressed in math I found that a lot of the "jargon" are actually very meaningful, and I'm not getting that here, and the pace at which we're going only ensures that one day my ADHD brain will bet bowled over by all the terms. Maybe I'm missing the point, but I don't think he ties together concepts well. I read a lot of good reviews on Shilov's book but also that it's not good for first-timers and wouldn't really be compatible with the course I'm taking- my professor pretty much lectures straight out of the book. Is there a good textbook that is more conceptual, but still accessible?