The eggplant tutorial is hard, !!! I found it very confusing. Made mine upside down. It's time for a new early starter tutorial. I've just made one as far as the modelling but have to add audio. Nothing to say mine is any clearer!!!
As far as modifiers? Forget them at the moment otherwise your woes will just be starting! Belive me, you can spend hours trying to modify something and find no rhyme nor reason in the method. EG no graphical indications of what way the modifier will bend. Spend the type modifying it by hand and you will be a much better modeller and less frustrated!
PS of course there is rhyme and reason, but after spending several days trying them out I could not discover it
BTW I leave out a lot of my vowels to save spce.