It's a little ironic that many beginner guitar players find the chord which sounds more complicated easier to play than the basic version. We're talking about the F Major chord (F) and the F Major 7th (F Maj7) chord. If you're struggling to learn the F chord keep at it. However, at times the F Maj7 can make an easy substitution. It's a great sounding chord that you can use if you don't really need the fullness of the standard F Major chord.
Give it a shot.