I just want to share with you all that I'm really and truly happy! I found my ideal cup (large classic Meluna) and fold (squiggle) and got rid of almost all the initial issues, except for the morning flood the first two mornings, but hey, what can you do (not gonna get up in the middle of the night to empty my cup, no way). I finally learned how to do this on my third cycle and it's bliss!
I'm just saying this, because I really thought I wasn't "cup material" in the begginning, that there must be some unique anomaly about my body preventing me from mastering the learning curve...but I am and there isn't. So to those of you who are struggling, there is hope and since you were clever enough to make an absolutely fantastic decision, you are clever enough to get your cup to work. :)