Originally Posted by res_ipsa_loquitur
Great. Thanks for the advice and the links. Honestly, I would prefer to keep it in the primary. I am gathering that the instructions in the kit are not set in stone by any means.
The instructions are not "wrong", they are just lacking of all the information needed to make proper decisions. I did my first brew and quickly discovered that I started the fermentation too warm. I then found this site and with the recommendations let the beer ferment longer and started another batch.
With research you will find that there are many acceptable procedures. You have to learn the pros and cons, what will work and what will not, then decide what will work for you. You may try something that you later decide is not best and make adjustments.
In reality it is somewhat difficult to actually "ruin" an beer.
Read up, learn, have fun and enjoy the hobby and the fruits thereof.