Rick when you say "we" are you meaning folk guitarists or guitar players who haven't progressed beyond the basics. If its the first youare allowed to say we, if its the second your idea of accomplished is frighteningly high.
When I first started trying to use a capo I found that I had to retune my low E string all the time and it drove me nuts. So then I figured it was somebody's way of telling me to learn different chords. I learned a few more chords and, exhausted from the effort, then got a different capo that worked better. One other thing I discovered is that you don't have to fret all of the strings. I like to leave the low string open and fret the otehrs up two, it gives me a drop E tuning where I can still play the G form chord.