Speaking of "Discouragement", I have to report that the second round of the Chess.com "Italian Game" tournament has started (two sections, one with 6 players, one with 7) and I have 4 games with the black pieces, 2 games with the white pieces - and no Jerome Gambits.
At least, not yet.
Not every one of my opponents in this round will defend with the Two Knights, will they??
I hope not.
In the meantime, some things to think about: "Jerome Gambit vs Two Knights Defense (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3) and (Part 4)".