I brewed My fiirt AG Btch yesterday and it is very happily krausening away! It was the Bells Two hearted ale clone recipe I found On here. It was a awesomly amazing brew day. I calculated out I got % 86.2 efficiency. I am amazed. From dough in to pitching, it was a little over four hours. Great time.
I recommend that brewers that want to make the leap...Just go for it. I have been into this hobby for 8 months now. I was really nervous about making the leap. Just do it! No worries, relax, and have a homebrew!!!