Thanks to everyone who responded with some help. I especially want to thank Yooper, Lennie, Whiskeysam, and wailingguitar. I just finished tasting my first lager. It was fantastic. It was NOT sweet or syrupy. It was very clear, had a good feel in my mouth and tasted great.
I don't know if I got lucky, I don't have a palette to allow me to give valid judging of beer, or what. But I didn't use a starter, because I really had never heard of one and it wasn't in the instructions that came with the recipe. I also didn't cool the wort to fermenting temp (45 F), I only got it to 74 F also due to lack of instructions and experience. But it is a beer that I would happily pay for if some brewery had made it and it was in the store.
For anyone interested it is called Extreminator Bock and is sold at Alternative Beverage in NC (www.ebrew.com
Once again, Thanks to all who responded and helped! Next beer is going to be a kit named Belgian Trippel ale. Got a Corny and gas setup for my birthday, last week so I'm going to take a stab at kegging.