You're by no means the only one, nor the most confused. I have no idea about your friends, but this place is a whole hell of a way from being home, to me at least.
I'm Sookie, by the way, and I've been here a while now. I suppose the best I can say is that you get used to it, bit by bit. There's a lotta nice folk out here, and a few weird ones. I'm guessing you'll spot those a mile off.