A big "thanks!" to all of you who've commented here already. Frankly, I didn't think anybody would be interested in what I, the quintessential clueless noob, had to say.
But to nip this in the bud before it even gets started, I wanted to make clear that this is a no flaming zone. I've got no problems with discussion, as long as it's respectful, civilized discussion. I will not see this space degenerate into a nasty free-for-all of name-calling and insult-slinging, like another blog I could name. (I'll give you a hint - its initials are DA.)
My space, my rules. And believe me, I won't have a problem deleting comments if they cross the line.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled fun. ;)