Thanks for the replies. Here's the kit that I'm getting. Not much info on what's in it. I'll probably toss the grain, but I'll probably go ahead and prime with the sugar if it tastes O.K., because I'm extremely cheap/ hardheaded/stubborn and I'll be boiling it up in solution anyway. My main concern is with that kit. It probably uses sugar as some of the fermentibles and I'm not real keen on that.
Although I've never done AG or even partial, I've always been a fan of steeping specialty grains. In days gone by, my normal MO was to either use 2 cans of LME (one hopped) or one hopped can and a couple of pounds of DME. Start off steeping some SG's, throw in the extracts and roll on. Not too glamorous I know, but I've managed to make some very drinkable stuff this way. My memory is fading these days and I'm just looking for ideas to get started again.