Yeah i completely agree, i was pissed off at it, but now its been released, they are actually really good! the enchantment table looks AWESOME, still dont know how it works though...
Okay after screwing around a bit on my survival, you actually gain levels when you get a certain amount of xp. I got to level 2 before I fell in lava. But you use these "levels" to enchant the weapon I guess can someone confirm?