I can barely crawl. in desperate need of help with getting started in flash

well. flash and i arent getting along very well. i have very minimal experience with it. i have plenty of experience with dreamweaver and html and such. i feel the need to expand though and create a flash based website. i’ve printed out 100s of tutorials and have a good idea of what i want to do. I’m using flash mx 2004…my first main problem is i tried creating a drop-down menu (tutorial on site) and well it doesnt really work…at all. i dont know how to quite explain it…any help, tips, tricks whatever would be greatly appreciated…thanks