I think this is perfect. I love the way something that was simple in an early stage can become complicated as you grow.
I know pixel perfect games like this can get frustrating, but that is just the style of this sort of game, and I think it works really well.
@AchievementManiac - as soon as you can use the switches, it tells you how to do so. Before it tells you, you can't. All of the controls have multiple buttons, it shouldn't be hard to find even if you did miss the instructions. You can only do what the game has told you you can do. Don't waste time trying other things, you can do them later, as you evolve...