It is rather overwhelming when it comes to rooting the Moto X. I can entirely see where the OP is coming from. I have read what I can find on the subject. IT IS OVERWHELMING and YES, CAN VERY WELL BE CONFUSING. I have also rooted many devices. It would be very nice to have an easier root process but we have to work with what we have right now.
Motorola Moto X - 32GB TMO XT1053 - Rooted - Stock 4.4 w/ some Xposed Modules
Asus Transformer TF700 - 64GB w/ keyboard dock - Unlocked, Rooted - running CMB 4.4.2 w/ some Xposed Modules
Nexus 7 - 32GB 3G TMO - Unlocked, Rooted - Stock 4.4.2 w/ some Xposed Modules