I had your experience and put my Futur on the shelf for awhile. I came back to it a couple of weeks ago after a year or so hiatus. I developed a new respect for it because I realized it was for those who prefer or need an aggressive razor. But it is NOT for those who love an efficient mild razor where you momentarily stop and wonder if you put in a blade. I must credit the big hullabaloo over the R41 2011, which heightened my awareness of the aggressive razor and its aficionados.
I would suggest you go back to it in a few months and load it with either a RedPack Israeli Personna or the Walmart Platinum Chrome Personna (I think they are the same blade). Alternatively, try and get hold of either Voskhods or Ladas, two sharp smooth Russian blades. Anyway, don't throw out the Futur as your technique will definitely improve with time, regardless of how you feel about your present skill level.