Take note that in your reading there could have something that tells the truth: Grub2 is not a sequel to Grub1 (Legacy), it is a complete rewrite with completely different implementation. This means: you will need to learn new things under Grub2; while, the power you had under /boot/grub/menu.lst is no longer offered under Grub2.
My usual word to newbies: THERE IS NO NEED TO UPGRADE IF YOUR BOOTING IS GOOD under Legacy Grub (Grub1), unless you have enough time to Study closely Grub2 before you jump into it. However, newbies have more important things to give priority to, rather than modifying a software whose job is merely to pass Duty from Bios to Kernel --a job that is completed in only few seconds in any of your uptime.
The simplest solution is: deinstall Grub2 and reinstall Grub1. Then you can use your spare time learning more relevant topics in Linux, Bash, etc. that could be more productive for a new user.
Hope this helps.