Speeding up workflow

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I'm new to 3D modeling and just started learning Blender a week ago, this is the first thing I've made but it took a lot of problem solving (I didn't know 2D edit mode or vertice/face mirroring was a thing until after I made this & I'm pretty sure it would have helped me with the geometry-I kept using the side view instead). Are there any good comprehensive guides on shortcut keys, shape making, workflow and problem solving? Also I find it extremely painful to sit down and watch hour long multi-part tutorials on how to copy someone elses work and think the best thing for me would be to better learn how the program works instead so I can give my artistic decisions more freedom. Or am I wrong and the best thing to do is watch more tutorials and try and copy what they do. I really want to get good