I can do the top side layer, and the second layer. Today, I'm starting to orient the side pieces on the bottom face.
Then I will have to learn how to position those edge pieces, then position the corners on that face, then orient the corners.
I doubt I'll ever be a fast solver, I'm nowhere near nimble enough (and way to old now) - but I'll be happy to be able to solve this thing from my youth.
Seeing a 12 year old solve it in under 30 seconds the other day is in no way a spur.....
The cube in the picture has two layers, and a cross on the underside.
This is my Picture of the Day for Thursday, 26th February, 2009