As I look to the left and the right of my post, I realize one of these things is not like the other. It is clear that this is a very active reception. I believe there is no other community I have been on a community forum that has greeted a new comer so well. For that I say thank you and apologize for my delayed response. All advice seems sound and capable of being summed up as just do it and venture out and don't be afraid to try new stuff, which is exactly what I intend.
Once again thank you all