With that in mind I attended the Spinner's and Weaver's Guild Open House, and purposed to ask my questions, which all boiled down to some variation of:
"Is this the way it's supposed to be?"
I cornered one happy weaver blithely tossing her shuttle back and forth between beautifully aligned warp threads that formed exquisite sheds wholly responsive to the movement of the heddles.(!) I explained my issues with warping, trying not to sound whiny, and without any indication that her answer might impact my future weaving career. The bottom line is, weaving is at least 4/5ths warping. It is the foundation, the task of weaving. Argh.
As in all those paint commercials where couples brighten a room in an afternoon, just rolling on a beautiful new color, without a hint that they had spent four days prior prepping the walls. And arguing. There is no way around it, it's all in the prep. As it is with weaving. As it is with life.