Wow what an enormous response - thank you everyone.
I have decided on what I plan to do next and I think I might just take it slower as I would definitely like to understand what each step does and understand what is going on as the beer does its thing. I definitely want to have a full understanding of the process before I do something that gets messed up and I end up wasting a decent amount of money and get discouraged on my second or third batch.
I think this was just brought on by the fact that the kit my friend picked up is all grain from Brooklyn Brew Shop and it kinda made me want to do it, but honestly I would rather have better beer as a final outcome than mess up some steps in the beginning because its overwhelming.
I think I may move to the "Recipes" section of Mr. Beer (HME, LME and Hops) next to do some hop boils since I found one that sounds really delicious. And then based on that outcome then move to some more advanced stuff. https://www.mrbeer.com/product-exec/...amilla_s_Folly
I think its definitely tempting to move along at a quick pace because the outcome is beer, but I definitely want to learn what each step does and the course I described above (HME > Recipes > Grains) may be my best bet so I don't rush anything.
Definitely looking for some more opinions though - just curious as to what other opinions are on this subject about speed to all grain.