Yep, that's why it's great to stick around here, especially for us wimenz. It does change your perception. Not many people in my life are even into lifting. Just tune them out, and sometimes even best to not talk to them about it, until you can get set in your own ways.
And if you can gain muscle pretty quickly, I might hazard a guess to say that you are getting results in spite of your trainer's ability. At this stage, since you are at the beginning, just put as much gusto into your training, which sounds like you are. I don't want to knock your trainer without knowing the details, but there are so many of them out there, I'm sure you can find the perfect fit.
Sorry should've been clearer on who Ksnap is.