Haven't had the chance to bother with it much myself. And I've never liked Exchange, so I doubt I'll like anymore in its 2013 flavor.
The only thing I can suggest is get into Powershell since I'm pretty sure Exchange can be managed through that. The syntax is verbose to the point of ugliness, but it's rather flexible and won't take long to pick up. The downloadable documentation (man pages equivalent) in previous versions of Powershell was surprisingly acceptable; I'd hope they continue that trend.