Here are some youtube videos i found when i searched for tutorials and stuffs. Watching them can help you learn Illustrator easier. I'll try to put here the best tutorials on youtube maybe i will make some too :)

This video tutorial shows, how to make button in Illustrator.

How to make swirls and floral design elements:

Web 2.0 Style Box / Icon: "In this Illustrator Tutorial we will be using Illustrator CS4 to draw this nice little 3D box which can easily be edited for use in tons of different ways! The beauty of this box is that it is all vector and very easy to use in a wide number of different editing programs! We will take a look at mapping artwork, using the 3D effect, effects in general, creating a reflection, and a bit of masking as well. A bunch of cool stuff to learn as we build a nice little box!" (by Tutvid)