I was really scared of git in the beginning. My first instance with it besides being added to a repository I worked as an artist on was with a friend making a game. I now know our issues stem from not using the Unity gitignore settings, but back then it was a mess of commands I didn't understand to try and fix our problems, back when I still thought I was too dumb to code. I thought somehow I had messed everything up, when it just turns out our project settings and libraries were clashing.
Because of this, when I finally started using GitHub I used GitHub desktop, and eventually used the functionality in VS Code. Is this considered "cheating" since I never use a terminal for git, or even know the commands to do so? What am I missing out on when I don't know these things?