Please keep us posted as to how our beer turns out. I am relatively new to the game here and am having a similar issue. I have a slow start at least, as far as fermentation, with my recent batch. My primary is an ale pail and after 2 days there is less activity showing from the airlock than with my last few brews so I'm hoping this is not a bad sign and just a slow start to a normal fermentation. There was no activity for the first day and a half, but now this morning began to show a slow start of bubbles comming up. I dunno, I try to be super anal, but stuff happens I guess. This is also the first time I used a smack pack which didn't quite inflate all the way (no starter either) and I think that has something to do with it.
Anyway, if your beer turns out after all you have been thru, I will feel a little better about my own.
I hope it works out! I hate the thought of beer going bad. Good luck!