Everyone told me this was hard to read, but once I got my hands on it, I fell in love! I'm doing my undergrad dissertation (research proposal), and I've struggled for days to formulate my research plan with other books. When this finally became available in the library, I snatched it up, and I've breezed through so far. I started from the very beginning, and it is very logically set out, taking you through all the things you need to consider sequentially.
Yes, I can understand that it is not for everyone, but I personally wish I could actually get a research job just so that I have a reason to buy this book once my dissertation is done. It works for me! If you have a tendency to be overwhelmed by the big picture and skip around getting absolutely nothing done, buy this book. It'll force you to think only about what you need to.