I hate the exponential function 'e'

Just got out of my first quiz of the semester (of Calc II at least). It was nothing but exponential function related problems. I kind was expecting that but still, I was lost most of it, froze up, and lost confidence... find the derivative of this exponential function, now the integral, why not the limit, heck find the inverse... arrrrgh!@!! Sons of a... I am imagining a scene where I massacre all e's... Poof be gone. Damn, I need a new/better studying technique. Just to sample the crazyness, it was like this.