lol... yes "they" say it gets easier.... sure it does.... I gave up. I started when my pup was around 12wks - and kept at it - I got him used to me touching his paws, let him get used to the clippers, left them out to desensitize him - and I eventually got to the point where I could get 1 or 2 nails in a night (if I was really lucky)...
then I realized, it's totally WORTH the $5-$10 to have a groomer do it. For some reason, Tucker (my pup) doesn't put up half the fight w/ a groomer as he does with me, so I just bring him in and let the professionals handle it. All the nails get clipped, it takes less than 10 minutes, less than $10, and we're on our way - with nice short neat nails.