I was a little confused by some of the default data in BS2 when I first got it too. Even more confused by Brunwater. I thought OK this looks complicated but all I need to know is where are the cells that tell me what to do????
There's a lot of great functionality built into both those tools but only if we use them correctly and enter good data. BS2 is mainly a process tool. I use it to build and archive recipes, organize, track & time my process on brew day and log data on fermentation, tasting notes, etc. Works great for me.
As to dumb questions search this database for some of the ones I had on water chemistry a few years ago! This forum has made me the brewer I am. Opinions vary as to whether that's a good or bad thing...haha