I never play games on their hard setting, even the ones I really like. I just don't have the time or patience to care about that. And it never adds anything except arbitrary frustration to the game.
I almost always play on Normal or Easy (depending on the difficulty of the game I am playing, sometimes Easy really is obscenely easy, but sometimes it is still challenging (think Dragon Age: Origins))
And yes, I just put parenthesis inside parenthesis. That's just how I roll.