I've been struggling with Google Analytics for quite a while now and it seems to me it requires the repeated application of a complex series of filters to accomplish what I deem as a simple task. What I'd like to do is simply take one of the default GA reports, say, Top Content, and then apply some filters to it so that it shows only a specific subset of pages and then save that as a new report so that it's always available. Is this possible? I find it tedious to have to repeatedly apply these filters to get that same subset of pages every time I log in or even go to a different report and then come back.
It seems to me the only way I can create a report like this is to start from scratch with a Custom Report and the custom reports I create don't come anywhere near to the default GA reports. I find all this dimension/metrics stuff very confusing.
Any help would be appreciated. I've gone through a lot of the Conversion University videos and it's clear to me that I want to use Google Analytics in a manner they did not envision (either that or I'm missing something).