So once you get your head around the basic selectors
#id then you can do almost anything instantly. Another great thing about jQuery is the documentation, the formatting is awesome, easy to find what you want and enough examples to show you what to do.
Looking at it now, I think it would have been easier to pickup prototype without having learnt to use jQuery first. I spent my first 10 minutes trying to find a method similar to jQuery’s
html() to set the contents of an element. I almost smacked myself in the head when I realised that the answer in prototype was