Thanks for the words of encouragement. I've joined a local brew club where we have x number of "Brew Days" (where we get together and do Beginners thru Advanced brew clinics and samlpe homebrews), but until I have the chance to goto one, I'm winging it
All in all, I have been pleasantly suprised (and impressed) with the homebrew experience. It reminds me in a way of the chemistry kit I got back in the 5th grade, only this time I know more or less what I am doing with my first experiments.
Also, storage of bottles (both empties and those full of delicious homebrew) were going to be a bit of a problem, but I found the perfect solution. Office Depot carries plastic file folder containers ($10 a pop) that neatly hold 24-28 bottles (put in something on the order of bubble wrap if storing 24). I can line the floor of one side of my closet with 4 of these and have any combination of collecting bottles and storing my most recent brew(s)